Commencement Weekend
May 9 - 11, 2014

Faculty Information


Please complete this online form to register for Commencement and order complimentary attire. Apparel may be picked up from the Bryan Center (Brown Art Gallery) beginning Monday, April 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and ending at noon on Saturday, May 10.

Processional Instructions

Faculty and administrators participating in the academic procession of the Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 11 should assemble in Room 131 (basement level) of the Yoh Football Building no later than 9:30 a.m.  There will be signs for the faculties of Arts and Sciences, the professional schools, and the academic administration. With the exception of the Faculty Marshals, the faculty will march in a double column. When the candidates for degrees have taken their places, the faculty will march through the tunnel and onto the field and then to seats on either side of the platform. Please walk in pairs, until the columns part at a point near the platform. 

Men should remove their caps at the beginning of the ceremony for the singing of the National Anthem.

The program should conclude by 11:30 a.m.

Diploma Ceremonies

Closing ceremonies of the schools and the distribution of diplomas by departments follow the Commencement Ceremony. Each member of the faculty is urged to attend the ceremony of his or her school, department, or program.  Faculty presence at these occasions is expected and always appreciated by the graduates and their families.

Reserved Parking

Faculty and administrators participating in the Commencement Exercises have reserved parking in the IM1 & IM3 lots (two lots directly beside the Sheffield Tennis Building) on Wannamaker Drive (between Duke University Road and Towerview Drive). Please look for signs directing you to the back entrance of the Yoh Building to the robing room.