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Faculty Graduation Information

The University will hold four commencement ceremonies, each lasting approximately two hours at Littlejohn Coliseum. 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

9:30 a.m. Ceremony
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences
2:30 p.m. Ceremony
Business
Education

Friday, May 11, 2018

9:30 a.m. Ceremony
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences
2:30 p.m. Ceremony
Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Science
Please note:
Students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the ceremony designated for their major college. No exceptions will be made.

9:30 Ceremonies
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.


2:30 Ceremonies
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,
May 10, 2018 at the Brooks Center.
Q.Will there be reserved parking for attending faculty?
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.
 
 
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