Faculty participation

All faculty are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony as part of the faculty honor processional. The Spring 2018 Commencement will be Saturday May 12, 2018 at 9:00 am. Faculty participants should arrive no later than 8:00 am to allow time for check in and seating.

What to expect the day of the ceremony

You will enter the arena and check in with event staff between a half hour and an hour before the ceremony begins. You will wait in a reception area with the platform group and graduating PHD/MFA students. Refreshments will be provided. At the beginning of the ceremony you will be escorted onto the floor to be seated.

If you are hooding a PHD/MFA student, you will not process to the floor as part of the main faculty honor processional. You will instead be lined up with any students you are hooding, and will enter the arena to sit with them on the floor.


Map of commencement parking
For Google Maps directions to the arena, click here

The parking closest to the faculty entrance is the south end of the football stadium parking across the street.

Handicap spaces

The nearest handicap spaces are west of the arena. Cars with handicap placards are allowed to park in any designated parking space.