If you plan to participate in Commencement please contact your college’s Commencement Coordinator (see list below) by no later than Friday, March 20, 2020, to inform them that you are planning on attending and/or to order regalia. Shipping and handling for late orders costs more than the gown rental, therefore no late orders will be accepted. Your college’s Commencement Coordinator will verify that your regalia information is accurate. Faculty/staff who have never ordered regalia will be asked for information such as height, university attended and degree earned.
Presidential Party Information (Speaker/Adjutant/Marshal/Mace Bearer)
Please contact your College's Commencement Coordinator (see list below) to order your regalia.
If you are participating as part of the Presidential Party (Speaker/Adjutant/Marshal/Mace Bearer) you may ride the bus from the University Center with the other Presidential Party members.
Adjutants, Marshals, and Mace Bearers Duties
The Adjutant serves as the Commencement Moderator and is the University official who reads each graduate's name prior to crossing the stage. Before each graduate crosses the stage they will hand the Adjutant a card that includes their name and if needed, a phonetic spelling of their name.
The Marshals are responsible for leading the graduates and faculty into Wink Arena and seating them in the appropriate seats.
The Mace Bearer will carry the mace and lead the Presidential Party into Wink Arena and onto the stage.
A detailed instruction sheet will be sent to each volunteer via email. A rehearsal will also take place prior to Commencement.
Each ceremony has one Adjutant, two Marshals and one Mace Bearer.
Day of the Ceremony
If you are planning to participate in a Commencement ceremony as a faculty member please report to the Multipurpose Room, located in the Ewigleben Sports Complex no later than ½ hour prior to the start of the ceremony. There will be signs posted to help direct you. You will receive further instructions at that time.
If you have rented regalia, please make sure that you return your cap and gown to your college's Commencement Coordinator as soon as possible after the ceremony.
|Arts & Sciences||Gayle Driggers||(231) 591 - 3666||ASC 3052||[email protected]|
|Business||Carri Griffis||(231) 591 - 2493||BUS 200||[email protected]|
|DCCL||Megan Biller||(231) 591 - 2710||ALU 117||[email protected]|
|Education and Human Services||Jennie Stange||(231) 591 - 2700||BIS 604||[email protected]|
|Engineering Technology||Joyce Mudel||(231) 591 - 3983||JHN 200||[email protected]|
|FLITE||Josie VanAvery||(231) 591 - 3728||FLITE 410B||[email protected]|
|Health Professions||Richelle Williams||(231) 591 - 2263||VFS 210||[email protected]|
|Optometry||Michelle Aldrich||(231) 591 - 3700||MCO 236||[email protected]|
|Pharmacy||Tara Lee||(231) 591 - 3780||PHR 105||[email protected]|
|Retention & Student Success||Gretchen Ochs||(231) 591 - 3716||ASC 1048||[email protected]|
For questions regarding the ceremony please contact the Commencement office at (231) 591.3803 or by email at [email protected].