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Commencement Faculty Information

Faculty Information for Commencement

Regalia Orders

If you plan to participate in Commencement please contact your college’s Commencement Coordinator (see list below) by TBD, 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.


College  Contact Phone  Location  Email 
Arts, Sciences & Education  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]
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]

Michelle Balliet

(231) 591 - 3706  MCO 231  [email protected]
Pharmacy  Karen Ottobre (231) 591 - 2252  PHR 201 [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].