Commencement Weekend
May 8 - 10, 2015

Faculty Information

Apparel

Please complete this online form by April 20, to register for commencement and order complimentary attire.

Apparel may be picked up from the Bryan Center (Brown Art Gallery, upper level) April 27 through May 2 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m and May 4 through 9 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You may also get your apparel between 8 - 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, in the Crowe Lobby, American Tobacco Campus. The Crowe Lobby is near Saladelia Cafe and the offices in American Underground.

If you are unable to pick up your own apparel, please be sure the person picking it up for you knows your height, highest degree, and the university from which your highest degree was obtained.

You may return apparel to the Crowe Lobby or Bryan Center following the commencement ceremony.

Processional Instructions

Faculty and administrators participating in the academic procession of the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 10, should assemble in the Crowe Lobby on the American Tobacco Campus no later than 9 a.m.  There will be signs for the faculties of Arts and Sciences, the professional schools, and the academic administration. The faculty will march in a double column with one Faculty Marshal leading each school. When the candidates for degrees have taken their places, the faculty will march onto the field and then to seats on either side of 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 a.m., and faculty are encouraged to attend the ceremonies and receptions hosted by their departments. Please see below for more information.

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. Faculty presence at these events is expected and appreciated by the graduates and their families.

Reserved Parking & Complimentary Transportation

Faculty and administrators participating in the commencement ceremony will have reserved parking in the DPAC Ground Lot, which can be accessed from both South Mangum Street and Blackwell Street.

Buses will be available to transport faculty, students and guests to and from the DBAP on commencement day. Pick-ups are at the East Campus bus stop and Wannamaker/Towerview traffic circle. These buses will run from approximately 7 – 9 a.m. before commencement and from 11 – 1 p.m. after commencement.

Shuttles will also be available after commencement from the DBAP to near the Durham Convention Center, Armory, and 21C. Shuttles will run from approximately 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Anyone planning to ride the shuttle should sign up in advance by completing this online form:

CLICK HERE to register for shuttle service.

EAST CAMPUS SCHEDULE
Before Commencement
Pick-up location: East Campus Bus Stop
Timing: Between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m., approximately every 15 minutes
Drop-off location: DBAP, near South/Orange Deck

After Commencement
Pick-up location: DBAP, near South/Orange Deck
Timing: Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., approximately every 15 minutes
Drop-off location: East Campus Quad

Recommended Parking
East Campus
[Map]

 

WANNAMAKER & TOWERVIEW CIRCLE SCHEDULE
Before Commencement
Pick-up location: Wannamaker & Towerview Circle
Timing: Between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m., approximately every 15 minutes
Drop-off location: DBAP, near South/Orange Deck

After Commencement
Pick-up location: DBAP, near South/Orange Deck
Timing: Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., approximately every 15 minutes
Drop-off location: Wannamaker & Towerview Drive Circle

Recommended Parking
Blue Zone & Edens
[Map]
 

DOWNTOWN LOOP
After Commencement through 2:30 p.m.
Pick-up location: DBAP, on Blackwell Street
Timing: Between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., approximately every 15 minutes
Drop-off location: Foster Street, near Durham Convention Center, 21C, and Durham Armory

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

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