Faculty members are encouraged to participate in commencement ceremonies as this marks a milestone in the lives of our students, their families and friends. Faculty participation includes the opening procession, joining university officials on stage and celebrating with our graduates and their guests.
To participate in your school or college's commencement ceremony, contact your college coordinator.
See Ceremonies by College for commencement dates and times.
Faculty should plan to be at the ceremony at least one hour before your ceremony start time. Parking is available at the venue, but regular parking costs may apply.
- Rosemont Theatre – Faculty should enter through the loading dock door at the west end of the building.
- Allstate Arena – Faculty should enter through the west loading dock door.
Faculty Academic Regalia
Faculty who do not own their own academic regalia may reserve gowns, caps and hoods through their college coordinator.
Cap and Gown Pickup & Return
Cap and gown pickups generally occur the week before commencement. The dates and locations for faculty cap and gown pickup and return are the same as for graduating students.