Faculty Participation

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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 Fall 2022 Update

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.

The stage party will be limited to those with speaking roles only. There will be two designated hooders for the Fall 2022 Graduate Ceremony. There will be no participation of Dissertation Advisors or Alumni Marshals. We are planning to resume all University of Miami Commencement traditions and pomp and circumstance during the Spring 2023 ceremonies.

For those unable to attend the ceremony, please tune in to the ceremony's livestream.

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 H100 Room at the Watsco Center Fieldhouse. 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 with the candidates for graduation in the first section of the arena floor. Academic Procession Academic Banner Marshals assembly at the H100 Room at the Watsco Center Fieldhouse. Details to be sent to Banner Marshals.
Faculty Senate Banner Marshal This faculty member is selected by the Faculty Senate to carry the Faculty Banner. The Faculty Senate Banner Marshal will be seated with the candidates for graduation in the first section of the arena floor. Academic Procession Faculty Senate Banner Marshals assembly at the H100 Room at the Watsco Center Fieldhouse. Details to be sent to Faculty Senate Banner Marshals.
Faculty Marshals

These faculty members are appointed as representatives of their school or college by their Dean. Faculty Marshals will be seated with the candidates for graduation in the first section of the arena floor.

President's Procession Faculty Marshals assembly at the H-100 Room at the Watsco Center. Details to be sent to Faculty Marshals.
General Faculty All faculty are encouraged to participate in Commencement. General Faculty are seated with the candidates for graduation in the first section of the arena floor. Academic Procession General Faculty assembly at the H-100 Room at the Watsco Center.
Designated Hooders Designated faculty assigned to be designated hooder during the ceremony are seated with the candidates for graduation in the first section of the arena floor. Academic Procession Graduate Lineup at the Fieldhouse Practice Courts.
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 Fall 2022

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Formation of Processions for Candidates and Faculty

The Academic Procession consists of the candidates for the degrees, participating general faculty and designated hooders, Grand Marshal, as well as Academic and Faculty Banner Marshals. 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, Presiding Trustee, Deans, and Faculty Marshals. The President's Procession will enter the Watsco Center after the Academic Procession, promptly at the advertised ceremony start time.

  • Grand Marshal, Banner Marshals, Faculty Marshals, and 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 will assemble in the Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building in the School of Architecture one hour prior to the start of the ceremony and march with the President's Procession.

Ceremony Schedule

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