All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the commencement ceremonies. In order to facilitate your participation, the University will assume the cost of renting your gown. Our contract allows each participant to keep his or her cap and hood to use in future commencement ceremonies. If you plan to participate in the Summer 2013 commencement ceremonies, please print the Faculty Regalia Order Form, complete and return it to the Enrollment Services office (Carrington Hall 304) by campus mail, email, or fax (extension 65992) so that it is received by June 14, 2013. We cannot process late requests. Please direct any questions regarding academic regalia to Julie Spinabella in the Enrollment Services office (Carrington 304), campus extension 64329. Regalia that has been ordered may be picked up at the Bookstore on July 29 - August 1, 2013.
Division of Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, August 2, 2013
1:00 p.m. (all colleges, all students)
There is one ceremony and undergraduate division is by college of major (program of study).
Masters and Specialists degree candidates will march together with all other graduate degree candidates.
Education majors will march with the college of their major. Please see the following examples:
Business Education majors would walk with the College of Business.
Music Education majors would walk with the College of Arts and Letters
Physical Education majors would walk with the College of Health and Human Services
Child and Family Development, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and Special Education majors are in the College of Education. Secondary education majors do not walk as part of the College of Education.
- Individualized majors (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) are interdisciplinary by nature. Students pursing an individualized major are encouraged to walk with the college to which their primary department (and advisor) are assigned.
Commencement Day Instructions
Faculty and staff participants are to assemble at the racquetball court area in Hammons Student Center 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony for donning regalia and marshalling. A light buffet will be served. Participants will line up in Hammons Student Center then march to the main floor of JQH Arena, where the ceremony will be held. The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.
The University must have at least one week's notice of any disability accommodation (other than seating) in order to serve the needs identified. That notice must be given to Mr. Andrew Wright, Commencement Chair and Assistant Vice-President/Director of Admissions, at (417) 836-5517.