LAS Commencement Instructions for Faculty

Participating faculty fall into one of four groups:

  • Executive Officers, members of the College’s Standing Committees (EC, EPC), Silver Circle Award recipients
  • Departmental marshals (assigned by executive officers)
  • Doctoral advisors
  • Processional faculty

Executive Officers, Members of the College’s Standing Committees, and Silver Circle Award Recipients

As a member of the platform party, you will be seated on stage for the duration of the ceremony. RVSP to edrogo2@uic.edu to confirm your participation.

Obtain your academic attire, if needed, from the faculty robing area on the lower concourse of the Pavilion. Enter through Gate 2, located at the far right of the main doors.

Assemble with the other members of the platform party on the lower concourse of the Pavilion no later than 9:30 am. Your seat on stage will be marked on stage.

Departmental Marshals

Enter the Pavilion through Gate 2, located at the far right of the main doors. Check-in and pick up your seat number, then obtain your academic attire, if needed, from the faculty robing area on the lower concourse.

All seats for students and departmental marshals are pre-assigned. Take your seat on the Pavilion floor (departments will be alphabetized) by 9:30 am.

Doctoral Advisors

Obtain your academic attire, if needed, from the faculty robing area on the lower concourse of the Pavilion. Enter through Gate 2, located far right of the main doors.

You will be seated with your doctoral candidate(s) for the duration of the ceremony. Since all seats are pre-assigned, it is important that you RSVP to edrogo2@uic.edu to with your name, department and the name(s) of your doctoral candidate(s).

Take your seat on the Pavilion floor (PhD students and their advisors will be seated in the first two rows on the left side facing the stage) by 9:30 am.

You will hood your candidate(s) on stage. At the appropriate time during the ceremony, candidates and their advisors will line up at the foot of the stage and approach the lectern together. Marshals and staff will guide you. As you and your candidate advance, the name and degree title of the candidate will be announced, and you should both approach stage center. At stage center, you and a Graduate College dean will hood the candidate. The candidate will shake Dean Colley's hand and exit the stage. You will exit the stage with your candidate or, if you have more than one candidate, you will step to the side and await your next candidate(s) to hood.

hooding 1

Processional Faculty

Enter the Pavilion through Gate 2, located at the far right of the main doors. Obtain your academic attire, if needed, from the faculty robing area on the lower concourse by 9:30 am.

By 9:40 form a double line behind the Platform Party of campus and college officials. Marshals and staff will guide you.

Questions?

For any questions related to Commencement, please do not hesitate to contact Edward Drogos in the LAS Dean’s Office (edrogo2@uic.edu).