Commencement Weekend
May 12 - 14, 2017

Faculty

Commencement Events

Faculty presence at the commencement ceremony and departmental ceremonies is expected and appreciated by the graduates and their families.

Visit the Schedule page to learn more about the commencement ceremony and diploma ceremonies. 

Diploma Ceremonies

Many departments host diploma ceremonies and receptions following the university-wide commencement ceremony. Click here for a list of ceremony times and locations. 

Order of Procession

The University Faculty Marshal
Members of the Faculties of Arts and Sciences
Members of the Faculty of the Pratt School of Engineering
Members of the Faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy
Members of the Faculty of the Nicholas School of the Environment
Members of the Faculty of the Fuqua School of Business
Members of the Faculty of the School of Nursing
Members of the Faculty of the Divinity School
Members of the Faculty of the School of Law
Members of the Faculty of the School of Medicine
Members of the Faculty of the Graduate School
Members of the Administration
Members of the Board of Trustees
Members of the Platform Party

Order of the Ceremony

Presentation of the Colors
National Anthem
Invocation
Welcoming Remarks
Remarks by a Student
Conferring of Honorary Degrees 
The Commencement Address by David Rubenstein
Conferring of Degrees
Concluding Remarks
Alma Mater
The Recessional: Members of the faculty will follow the platform party.