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 11, 2012, for seating prior to the ceremony. The ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Faculty attending the Stockbridge Commencement ceremony should assemble in the foyer of Stockbridge Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 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 11, 2012. The program begins promptly at 4:00 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.
Please tell us you're coming: If you are planning to attend any of the Commencement Ceremonies, please let us know by filling out this form. This is also the form to fill out to order regalia. The deadline for ordering regalia is Monday, April 30. You will need to supply the following information: name, height, cap size, regular- or full-fit, and the name of your alma mater, and your highest earned degree. The garments may be picked up in the Campus Center, Room 177, the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on May 7, 8, 9, and 10. Return instructions will be provided with the regalia rentals. You may also purchase academic regalia through the University Store at your own expense.
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 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In order to effectively handle the large volume of traffic on May 11, 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.