Summer 2022 Commencement Information

Published: June 13th, 2022

Category: Memos

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements


This summer, there will be three university commencement ceremonies in the coordinated by the Provost’s Office, all will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center:  

  • Doctoral Degrees Ceremony on Friday, August 5 at 2pm (processional to begin at 1:40pm)
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony #1 on Friday, August 5 at 7:00pm (processional to begin at 6:30pm). Participating colleges: ARTS, DCP, EDU, HHP, H.W. CoE, MED, NURS, PHARM, PHHP, VET, WCB
  • Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees Ceremony #2 on Saturday, August 6 at 10:00am (processional to begin at 9:30am). Participating Colleges: CALS, CJC, CLAS

Ordering Regalia

Regalia orders will be accepted through Friday, June 24 through this link: Payment is required when placing an order.

Formal academic regalia is required for all faculty members attending these ceremonies as a platform party member or as an escort and/or hooding faculty member for doctoral degree candidates.

Faculty Serving as Escorts and/or Hooders

Candidates for Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Plant Medicine degrees will invite a faculty member to serve as their escort who will also hood them.

Candidates for Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Pharmacy will be hooded by designated faculty members from that program.

Faculty designated as escorts and/or hooders will receive an e-mail from the Director of the Commencements with further details about responsibilities, assembly times and hooding instructions approximately one month prior to commencement. However, if you have a doctoral candidate scheduled to graduate during this semester, please order your regalia on or before the June 24 deadline.

Marshal Robes

Faculty members serving as a marshal at the university-wide ceremonies do NOT need to order academic regalia – a marshal robe is provided to all marshals, free of charge, for use at the ceremonies.

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