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Faculty Graduation Information
The University will hold four
commencement ceremonies, each lasting approximately two hours at
. Two ceremonies will occur on Thursday, May 10th and two on Friday, May 11th at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. The ceremonies are scheduled by academic college as follows:
Thursday, May 10, 2018†
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences
Friday, May 11, 2018†
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences
Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the ceremony designated for their major college. No exceptions will be made.
Students should enter Littlejohn Coliseum at the VIP Club Level Entrance off of Avenue of Champions to pick up their line-of-march card between 7:30 a.m. — 8:15 a.m. Staff will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. to assist you in lining up for the processional.
Students should enter Littlejohn Coliseum at the VIP Club Level Entrance off of Avenue of Champions to pick up their line-of-march card between 12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m. Staff will be available beginning at 1:30 p.m. to assist you in lining up for the processional.
Please plan to remain in the graduate staging area once you have picked up your Line-of-March card.
Q. Will PhD students have a special hooding ceremony?
Yes. PhD students will have a Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday,
Q.Will there be reserved parking for attending faculty?
May 10, 2018 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.
No. There will not be reserved parking for faculty.
Q.Where do faculty report to participate in the graduation ceremony?
The faculties of colleges attending graduation will enter the VIP/Coliseum Club entrance which is the lower glass door on the corner closest to the football stadium. These individuals are asked to arrive with academic regalia 45 minutes before the start of the applicable ceremony (see ceremony schedule above). Once in the Coliseum Club, faculty will be divided into two lines to process to their seats. If colleges wish to be arranged based on seniority, this task will be left to the members of that college.
Q.What is the order of march for the processional?
The order is faculty, students, university marshal, and stage party.
Q.Will faculty members be needed to carry the college banner and baton to the stage?
No, the college banners and batons will be placed on the stage prior to the ceremony.
Q.Will there be a recessional for the faculty?
No. Faculty will remain at their seats until after the stage party recesses and the Registrar dismisses the graduates. The graduates, guests and faculty will then disperse
at the same time.
Q. Will an ambulance be on site during the ceremony?
Yes. An ambulance will be on site and EMS personnel will be on duty at the First Aid Station in the Burton Gallery.