Faculty Participation

Faculty Waiving during Procession Faculty Waiving during Procession

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 Spring 2022 Update

Below you will find information regarding changes to the May 2022 Commencement Ceremonies:

  • The academic procession of students will be taking place. Only the Grand Marshal, Academic Banner Marshals, and Faculty Banner Marshals will participate in the academic procession.  
  • There will be no Faculty Marshals, General Faculty, Dissertation Advisors, or Alumni Marshal. Faculty and alumni who wish to attend the ceremony should tune in to the ceremony’s livestream.
  • The stage party will be limited to those with speaking roles only.
  • There will be no hooding during the Spring 2022 Ceremonies.
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. Details to be sent to Grand Marshal.
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 Assembly at the Multipurpose Room. Details to be sent to Banner Marshals.
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 Assembly at the Multipurpose Room. Details to be sent to Faculty Banner Marshals.
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 N/A Spring 2022
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 N/A Spring 2022
Dissertation Advisors Advisors of Ph.D., D.M.A. and Ed.D. candidates may escort their students at commencement for hooding. Academic Procession N/A Spring 2022

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Formation of Processions for Candidates and Faculty

The academic procession of alumni and genera faculty will not be taking place. Therefore, faculty and alumni who wish to attend the ceremony should tune in to the ceremony’s livestream.

Ceremony Schedule

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