Faculty Participation In Commencement


  • What is the faculty members role during Commencement?

    Participation primarily falls into two categories:

    • Members of the stage party
    • Members of the processing faculty

    Within these categories, are different roles that faculty members may fulfill during the ceremony.  These roles vary from 
    marshals, name card readers, program participants, etc.


    What safety and security protocols are in place for Commencement?

    Anyone entering the arena will have their bag checked prior to event entrance.  Bags larger than 22 x 12 x 8 inches will not be permitted in the arena. 

    Guests with bags that exceed size limit or other prohibited items will not be able to stow their items, and will be asked to discard these items or return them to their vehicle. Prohibited items include:

    • food and beverage that may be brought into Hytche are limited to: unopened bottles of water, small bags of snack or fruit. Alcohol is not permitted. 
    • animals (with the exception of service animals)
    • bags/purses larger than 22 x 12 x 8"
    • large banners or posters
    • balloons, confetti, streamers, glitter, fireworks, etc.
    • balls, bikes, hoverboards, roller blades, scooters, etc.
    • cigarettes, vapes, etc.
    • containers, coolers, flasks, baskets, etc.
    • drones or airborne devices
    • illegal drugs
    • noise making devices (bullhorns, megaphones air horns etc.) weapons (aerosol cans, mace, pepper spray, firearms, pocket knives etc.)


    Commencement Day Instructions

    Below you will find information for the faculty processional and members of the stage party:   

    Spring Commencement
    The 2019 Summer Commencement is scheduled Thursday, September 12, 2019 in the Performing Arts Center. Faculty should report by 9:00 a.m. to the Faculty Marshal or designee for final commencement instructions. The commencement will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.; doors will close at 9:45 a.m. 

    The Procession 
    The procession will begin at 9:50 a.m. The Commencement ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. with the procession led by the Grand Marshal, the President, members of the administration, an honorary degree recipient, and the faculty. 

    The Recessional 
    All graduates will recess from the Performing Arts Center under the direction of the Grand Marshal and proceed out the building.