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Instructions for Faculty

2022 Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Stan Sheriff Center

Undergraduate and Advanced Degree Ceremony schedules

  • Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Estimated end time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Faculty arrive at 7:30 a.m.
  • Est. No. of Participants: 1,000
  • Est. Length of Ceremony: 2.5 hours

To participate in the commencement ceremony, please register online to ensure that you are included in the procession

Regalia Availability

The bookstore has tailored special order faculty regalia available for purchase or rental.  Please contact the bookstore at and allow six weeks for delivery.

For purchase:The bookstore will customize regalia to faculty alma maters. Purchase prices vary. Deadline to order is October 28, 2022

For rental: Deadline to order is October 28, 2022. Rental rates are as follows:

  • Master cap & gown with tassel $85.00
  • Master hood $64.50
  • Doctoral Cap & Gown with tassel $90.00
  • Doctoral Hood $68.00
  • Tam (8 sided) with gold silk tassel $75.00

A demonstration video from Herff Jones on how to wear the cap and gown is available:

We strongly recommend participants view it before commencement day.


Plan to arrive early, as considerable congestion surrounding the campus is expected. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Assemble for Procession

PhD faculty sponsors must arrive by 8:00 a.m. Please meet at the Stan Sheriff Center loading dock area to assemble with the procession.

Faculty who are not sponsors should wait for the commencement staff announcement to line up (approximately 8:50 a.m.) behind the Stage Party (Deans).

Faculty Procession and Seating Section

Faculty will proceed into the arena following the student procession, and will be seated above the stage party in the upper seating areas. Faculty marshals will lead the procession. Please be on time in order to assemble and process with the faculty party.


Following the ceremony, faculty will follow the stage party out of the arena and line the hall along the Stan Sheriff Center exit to applaud the graduates as they exit the arena.


Please email or call (808) 956-GRAD.