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Commencement: Faculty Information

Faculty Information

Thank you, Faculty members, for participating in this amazing day for our students.

10:00am Ceremony:

9:30am     Commencement Check-in at the tent on the Tennis Courts
9:30am-9:45am     Procession Assesmbly
9:50am     Processional participants will proceed to the Gymnasium
10:00am     Commencement, Gymnasium

3:00pm Ceremony:

2:30pm     Faculty to arrive at the tent on the Tennis Courts
2:30pm-2:45pm    Procession Assesmbly
2:50pm     Processional participants will proceed to the Gymnasium
3:00pm    Commencement, Gymnasium


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 THE MARSHALS - As the last faculty move into their places, start down the aisle towards the stage, SINGLE FILE. Joe Modica (No.1) will enter house 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 the invocation is concluded.

Order of Recession:

President leaves first
Platform Party second
Faculty third (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)
Students last


Students 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 ceremomy.

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