Faculty, Administrators & Trustees Line-up Information


At approximately one half-hour prior to the Commencement ceremony (May - 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; December - 1:30 p.m.), faculty, administrators, emeriti, and trustees should arrive at the Sawyer Center and enter through the NE doors (click here for map). Line-up for this group takes place in the Storm Chaser Room on second floor of the Sawyer Center, east end.


Regalia that is not personally owned should have been ordered by the deadline set by the Office of the Registrar. Trustees will be notified by the Office of the President when regalia orders are due. Tassels for all faculty, emeriti, administrators and trustees will hang to the left.


  • An up-to-date line of march will be available in the Storm Chaser Room on the day of Commencement.
  • Faculty line leaders will be available to assist faculty, administrators, emeriti and trustees in finding the appropriate place in the line.
  • Those who need to use the elevator for any reason, but specifically for physical challenges, should line up in the south line even if the printed line up indicates the north line. Faculty line leaders should be notified of any changes in the line.
  • Lines should be completely formed no later than 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony (May - 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.; December - 1:45 p.m.) to allow the faculty leaders to make any necessary adjustments before the march begins.

 NOTE: Personal items should NOT be left in the Storm Chaser Room during the ceremonies.


Recessional instructions will be printed and available in the Storm Chaser Room at the time of line-up. Line leaders are available to assist with explanation.