Faculty: Facts, Schedule, and Procedure

The Faculty and the Class of 2017 are asked to appear in full academic regalia for both Baccalaureate and Commencement.

Faculty members who need to borrow gowns may do so through the Bookstore on Friday, May 12, between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:00 a.m.
McGaw Chapel

Line Up

Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. The Faculty line will form on the ramp west of McGaw Chapel. Faculty marshals will assist. In case of rain, the Faculty will line up inside McGaw Chapel in the back hallway on the lower level.


The procession will start at 9:55 a.m. in this order: Faculty, Seniors, Platform Party.

Monday, May 15, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Kauke Hall, south lawn

Line Up

Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. The line-up is in the following order in The Oak Grove on the north side of Kauke Hall: Platform Party, Faculty (double line), and Seniors.


The procession will start at 10:00 a.m. Seniors will lead the procession by marching through the double line of faculty; the faculty will join the procession after the last senior. Faculty marshals will direct the procession. When you reach your seat, please remain standing until the President gives the signal to be seated.


The order of the recession is as follows: Platform Party, Faculty, Seniors. Please stand on signal from the President and follow the Platform Party through the Delmar Archway into The Oak Grove.

Following the Commencement ceremony, refreshments will be available on the Lowry Center Patio. Department signs will be posted under the Lowry Center Patio tent to facilitate connections between faculty, seniors, and families.

If rain interrupts the ceremony on the south lawn of Kauke Hall, we will leave the south lawn and proceed to Timken Gym. Seats will be reserved for members of the faculty and senior class on the gym floor.

Please contact Angela Johnston (extension 2141) or Sally Whitman (extension 2313) in the Office of the President with any questions.