The following "Faculty Attendance" motion was passed at the April 17, 2002 Faculty Council meeting:

Commencement is held twice a year, in the fall and spring semesters.  As a professional responsibility and as a show of support for students, all tenured and tenure-track faculty are encouraged to attend both ceremonies; but at a minimum, faculty members are expected to attend one commencement ceremony a year.  Each department will be responsible for developing a plan for implementing the policy.

Please arrive at the Jerry Richardson Stadium Gate 1 at least one hour prior to the ceremony. Student Marshals will direct you to the Academic Cener located in the Judy Rose Center.

The stadium has a clear bag policy. Leave all bags in your car. Security checks with metal detectors will be conducted at entry points. Allow for extra time.

  • Because of the unexpected weather, umbrellas will be permitted. 
  • We ask that you only bring small, collapsible umbrellas and allow appropriate distance within the stadium to minimize the obstruction of others' view of the ceremony.