Information for faculty participants
Winter Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
11 a.m., Dec. 12, 2015
commencement programs are Dec. 11 for graduate students and Dec. 12 for
undergraduate students. The graduate ceremony is 7 p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs
Performing Arts Center and the undergraduate ceremony is 11 a.m. in Heiges
Field House. Information on the graduate ceremony is available by contacting Brian
Following is information for
those who plan to participate in the undergraduate ceremony:
- Faculty Participation: The
Commencement Committee invites faculty to participate. College deans will poll
department chairs to determine the number of faculty participants to provide an
accurate count of required seats.
- Cap and gown: Faculty
members who wish to order academic regalia are asked to contact the University
Store at ext. 1600 from on campus or 477-1600 from off campus.
- Diploma presentation: If a next of kin is graduating, you may want to
present the undergraduate diploma cover personally to your son, daughter,
spouse or other relative. If you wish to do so, please send a note with the
graduate’s name and college no later than Dec. 4 to Dr. Peter M. Gigliotti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Guest admission: No tickets are required for general admission to the program. Faculty who
wish to bring a guest may obtain a ticket for reserved seating from the Office
of University Communications and Marketing, ext. 1201. Deadline to request
tickets is Dec. 4
- Guest arrival: Doors
to the field house arena will open at 9 a.m. (or earlier in the case of
inclement weather) for guests. Light refreshments will be available in the
arena. Please have your guests arrive in time to be seated by 10:15 a.m.
- Robing: Please
use the lobby entrance to the field house. Faculty will assemble by 10:30 a.m.
in the locker room areas. Women faculty will robe in the Lady Raiders locker
room. Men will robe in the main men’s locker room. The platform party,
administrators, special participants, etc. will robe in the Red Raiders locker
- Academic procession: The academic procession will form at 10:45 a.m. and
start promptly at 11 a.m. The mace bearer will lead the processional followed
by the graduating class, faculty, trustees and administrators, and then the
platform party. The mace bearer will lead the recessional followed by the
platform party, trustees and administrators, and faculty.
you have any questions concerning your participation in the undergraduate ceremony,
please contact Dr. Gigliotti at ext. 1202 or via e-mail at email@example.com.