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Faculty Information

Registration, details, and regalia
for faculty attending Commencement ceremonies.


Faculty Information

Faculty attending the Graduate Commencement ceremony should assemble under the tent in the parking lot west of the Mullins Center at 8:00 a.m on Friday, May 9, 2014, for seating prior to the ceremony. 

Faculty attending the Stockbridge Commencement ceremony should assemble in the foyer of Stockbridge Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, for the processional line-up prior to the ceremony. The ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Faculty attending the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony should assemble by the flagpole at the south end of McGuirk Alumni Stadium by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014. The program begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.

Academic regalia is required for all Commencement ceremonies. Rental of academic regalia is pre-paid by the Provost’s Office and is provided to faculty free of charge. The deadline for ordering regalia was April 18. 2014. Depending on your needs, External Relations and University Events may still be able to obtain regalia for you after this date. Call Rebecca Dufault at 413-577-1101 to inquire about a late order.

Commencement Regalia can be picked up in Campus Center Room 178 at these times:

Monday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 8  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Returning Regalia: After your ceremony, please return your regalia to your school or college commencement organizer. If, for any reason, you cannot return your regalia then, please return to 305 Whitmore, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Refreshments: A luncheon reception will be provided to Stockbridge faculty following the Stockbridge Commencement on the east lawn of Stockbridge Hall. Light refreshments will be provided to faculty in the Faculty Robing Room at the Undergraduate Commencement located in room 8 of the Facilities Building (south end, near the flagpole) at the stadium.

Stadium parking: Parking will be directed by University Police based on your time of arrival and your point of entrance to the campus. Shuttle buses will operate from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In order to effectively handle the large volume of traffic on May 9, several roads will have one-way traffic and the following roads will be closed to through traffic during shuttle bus operating hours: 1) University Drive between Amity Street and Massachusetts Avenue; 2) North Pleasant Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Governor’s Drive. It is highly recommended that all participants walk or use shuttle buses as vehicular traffic will be heavy and parking lots will fill early.