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.

LINE-UP:  Faculty will line up in the Northwest corner of the Student Activity Center (SAC).  DO NOT report to the loading dock area.  You may enter the building through any entrance on the main level of the SAC.  Signs will direct you to the faculty location.  This location requires you to descend a flight of stairs prior to the procession.  If you have accessibility needs, please contact Joanne Kendrach at

SECURITY: Leave all bags in your car.  Security checks will be conducted at entry points.  Allow for extra time.   Arrive at the SAC one hour prior to your ceremony. 

Please complete the December 2019 Faculty Attendance webform for the fall commencement ceremonies.