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Commencement: Faculty Information

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 a.m.                             Check-in at Gough Great Room

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.          Procession assembly: Gough Great Room

10:00 a.m.                            Procession participants will proceed to the Gymnasium from Gough Great Room

3:00 p.m. Ceremony

2:30 p.m.                          Check-in at the Gough Great Room

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.        Procession assembly: Gough Great Room

3:00 p.m.                          Procession participants will proceed to the Gymnasium 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.   Joe Modica (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 then (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 Keith Iddings for stand-up, sit-down cues throughout.

Inclement Weather

News of changes or cancellation due to severe weather (i.e. snow) will be broadcast on the University voice mail, email, and/or website.

Contact Kim Lownes, Assistant to the Provost at 610-341-1396 or klownes@eastern.edu with questions or for further information regarding faculty participation in the Commencement ceremony.

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