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 December 2020 Update

Below you will find information regarding changes to the December 2020 Commencement Ceremonies:

  • The academic procession of alumni, faculty marshals, and students will not be taking place. Therefore, faculty and alumni who wish to attend the ceremony should tune in to the ceremony’s livestream. 
  • Since there is no academic procession there will be no faculty or alumni banner marshals.
  • The stage party will be limited to only those with speaking roles in the ceremony.
  • Graduates will not be hooded on stage to maintain social distancing guidelines.
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 Hard Rock Stadium. 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 N/A December 2020
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 N/A December 2020
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 December 2020
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 December 2020
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 December 2020

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Formation of Processions for Candidates and Faculty

The academic procession of alumni, faculty marshals, and students 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.