Faculty Participation and RSVP

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Join us for the University of Miami Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement is a special time for our graduates and guests. The participation of members of the faculty emphasizes the value and importance of the guidance, leadership and support given to our students.

Faculty Participation

Role
Description
Procession
Commencement
Assembly
Grand Marshal This faculty member is selected by the Provost to carry the academic mace. The Grand Marshal will be seated on stage. Academic Procession Stage Party assembly at the Multipurpose Room at the Fieldhouse at Watsco Center
Academic Banner Marshals These faculty members are selected by the Dean to carry the school banner. Banner Marshals will be seated on stage. Academic Procession Stage Party assembly at the Multipurpose Room at the Fieldhouse at Watsco Center
Faculty Banner Marshal This faculty member is selected by the Faculty Senate to carry the Faculty Banner. The Faculty Banner Marshal will be seated on stage. Academic Procession Stage Party assembly at the Multipurpose Room at the Fieldhouse at Watsco Center
Faculty Marshals These faculty members are appointed by the Dean to be seated on stage as representatives of their school or college. President’s Procession Stage Party assembly at the Multipurpose Room at the Fieldhouse at Watsco Center
General Faculty All faculty are encouraged to participate in Commencement. General Faculty are seated with the candidates for graduation in the front row. Academic Procession General Faculty assembly at the H-100 Room at the Watsco Center
Dissertation Advisors Advisors of Ph.D., D.M.A. and Ed.D. candidates may escort their students at commencement for hooding. Academic Procession Graduate Lineup at the Fieldhouse Practice Courts

Faculty Regalia

Rental regalia is free for all faculty. Please visit the Cap and Gown page to order by the appropriate deadline. To purchase custom regalia, please contact the Office of Commencement at (305) 284-1824 for more information.

Rental regalia distribution will be held at the Toppel Career Center. Faculty may send a delegate staff member or student to pick-up their regalia.

An assortment of University of Miami master’s and doctoral regalia will be available for faculty who missed the deadline to order rental regalia. Please note this is available on a first-come, first-served basis and only in UM colors. Late orders for custom rental items may be subject to expedited handling fees.


Fall 2017 Commencement Cap and Gown Distribution:

Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Toppel Career Center
5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 284-5451


Formation of Processions for Candidates and Faculty

The Academic Procession consists of the candidates for the degrees, participating general faculty and dissertation advisors, Grand Marshal, Academic and Faculty Banner Marshals, and alumni representatives. The Academic Procession will enter the Watsco Center, led by the Grand Marshal, fifteen minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

The President’s Procession includes the President, Provost, Trustees, Deans, University Officers, Faculty Marshals, and special guests. The President’s Procession will enter the Watsco Center after the Academic Procession, promptly at the advertised ceremony start time.

  • General Faculty will assemble in the Hurricane-100 Room at the Watsco Center one hour before the start of ceremony and march with the Academic Procession.
  • Stage Party faculty, including the Grand Marshal, Banner Marshals, and Faculty Marshals, will assemble in the Fieldhouse Multipurpose Room one hour prior to the start of the ceremony and march with the President’s Procession.
  • Dissertation Advisors will assemble in the Graduate Lineup site at the Fieldhouse Practice Facility one hour prior to the start time of the ceremony. Dissertation Advisors should be seated with their doctoral candidate and will march with the Academic Procession.

Ceremony Schedule

Visit the ceremony schedule page for the academic year commencement ceremony schedule.