Processional Instructions

Faculty and administrators participating in the academic procession of the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8, should assemble in the Pascal Field House no later than 9 AM. Parking will be available in the Grounds Lot.

Staff Marshals will be on hand to help facilitate the processional line. The faculty will march in a single-file line. When the candidates for degrees have taken their places, the faculty will march onto the field and then to their seats.

Traditionally, women wear academic caps at all times, and men remove their caps during the National Anthem and opening invocation and replace them for the conferring of degrees.

Order of the Ceremony

National Anthem
Welcoming and Address to Candidates for Degrees
Remarks by a Student
Conferring of Honorary Degrees
The Commencement Address
Recognition of the Candidates for Degrees
Concluding Remarks
Alma Mater
The Recessional: Members of the faculty will follow the platform party.