Here you will find all the information you will need as a faculty member for Commencement weekend.
Commencement is the highlight of the academic year. Faculty participation is encouraged as we endeavor to create a meaningful occasion for our graduates and their families.
The Baccalaureate Services
Baccalaureate Services incorporating the principal faith traditions of the University will be held Thursday, June 19 at 4 PM, in the Pick Staiger Hall. University Chaplain Timothy Stevens invites faculty members to participate in the service. This commitment requires faculty to present themselves in academic regalia one half hour prior to the service.
The Commencement Ceremony
The One Hundred and Fifty-Sixth Annual Commencement Exercises will be held at 9:30 AM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at Ryan Field. Faculty will assemble in the Field house of McGaw Memorial Hall, located at the north end of the building. The University provides shuttle service from major campus parking lots and along Sheridan Road to the Ryan Field/McGaw Memorial Hall area. Limited parking will be available without charge in the large lot to the west of Ryan Field (entrance on Ashland Avenue).
Guest tickets are required for the Commencement ceremony for Ryan Field seating. Ceremony participants do not need tickets. Faculty who desire guest tickets may contact the Commencement Office, 847-491-3600. Tickets are not required for the Baccalaureate Services, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cap and Gown Information
Academic regalia is to be worn by all participants at the Baccalaureate Services and at the Commencement ceremony, unless the participant wears a uniform of one of the armed services. Men will remove their academic caps for the National Anthem and the Invocation. You can order your cap and gown through Herff Jones site. The site will be available in January 2014.
Cap and Gown Pick-up
Pick-up locations are determined by school affiliation and event participation. Pick up locations will be indicated via email when regalia is ordered.
Cap and Gown Return
Caps and gowns may be returned:
- Following the Baccalaureate Services at Pick-Staiger Hall
- Following Commencement in the Field house, McGaw Memorial Hall
- Following the individual school convocations Saturday, June 21, at convocation sites
Inquiries are welcome at the Commencement Office, 847-491-3600 or via email at: email@example.com