Thank you, Faculty members, for participating in this amazing day for our students.
Robing in the Gough Great Room
10 a.m. Ceremony 9:30 – 9:45 Procession assembly: Gough Great Room
10:00 Procession participants will proceed to the Auxiliary Field from Gough Great Room
2:30 p.m. Ceremony
2:00 – 2:15 Procession assembly: Gough Great Room
2:30 Procession participants will proceed to the Auxiliary Field from Gough Great Room
University Marshals will direct the procession.
Order of Procession
Platform Party (single line onto stage)
Marshals will lead the way to the faculty seating and stand by each row until it is filled. Remain standing for invocation.
Platform Party (single line)
DO NOT WAIT FOR MARSHALL – As the last faculty move into their places, start down the aisle towards the stage, SINGLE FILE. Diana Bacci (No. 1) enter stage left and go to the far right seat, others following in numerical order to fill seats out from the right to the left, SAVING THE CENTER SEAT FOR THE PRESIDENT. Remain standing until invocation is concluded.
Order of Recession
President leaves first
Platform Party second
Faculty last (led by Marshals) beginning with front rows and proceeding two rows at a time (form a double line for the recessional) until completed. All rows exit to the left (from seated position).
Women wear caps at all times. Men remove caps at invocation. Leave off for entire program, and replace after benediction (at the amen). *Watch Kent Sparks for stand-up, sit-down cues throughout.
News of changes or cancellation due to severe weather (i.e. thunder and lightening) will be broadcast on the University voice mail, email, and/or website. Ceremonies will be held on the field (with ponchos supplied) in the event of rain.
Graduates, guests and faculty members will not be permitted on the field wearing high-heeled or spiked shoes.
Contact Nancy Hartsock, Assistant to the Provost at 610-341-1396 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for further information regarding faculty participation in the Commencement ceremony.