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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 11 and two on Friday, May 12
at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. The ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:30 a.m. Ceremony 2:30 p.m. Ceremony
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Business

Students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the ceremony designated for their major college. No exceptions will be made.
    Friday, May 12, 2017
9:30 a.m. Ceremony 2:30 p.m. Ceremony
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences Science

Students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the ceremony designated for their major college. No exceptions will be made.
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 11, 2017 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.
. 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. carried by a college representative.
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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