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Faculty participation at Commencement

Faculty are required, unless otherwise approved, to attend and march at commencement. Faculty participate in both undergraduate and graduate ceremonies and commit to a full day of event activities.

Marshal Duties

Marshals are volunteer faculty who help students march during the ceremony. This activity is an additional service item that can be included in the Faculty Service Report. Marshals commit to a full day of event activities and additional time for commencement practice.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

- Assisting students with Regalia hoods and tassles
- Managing lines and processional during all ceremonies 
- Attending Commencement Practices as necessary
- Should have a commanding presence and be detail-oriented

Annual Commencement Honors

Learn more about the annual students, faculty, and staff award winners from Commencement