For Faculty


This year the Baccalaureate Service will be on Friday, May 15 in Bomberger Memorial Hall at 5 p.m. Space is very limited, but faculty who would like to attend should contact Tessa Narins to reserve a seat in Bomberger.


Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. – rain or shine - under the tent on the Berman Museum lawn. Faculty will begin to assemble at 9 a.m. in Olin Hall as indicated below.

No empty seats please!
As you know, faculty is expected to participate in Commencement unless formally excused by the Dean of the College. In addition, since faculty will be seated on the risers behind the platform, it is absolutely essential that there is an exact account of who will be participating in the ceremony. Every member of the faculty and the board will have an assigned seat.
Therefore, unless the Dean’s Office has received notification by Friday, May 1, 2020 at noon and a formal excuse has been granted by the Dean, it is assumed that a faculty member will be marching with the faculty.

Academic Procession

Please note: The procession will begin at 9:30 a.m. Senior members march first.

Associate Professors, Professors, Emeriti assemble Olin 101
Assistant Professors and others assemble Olin 102
Platform assemble Olin 104
Trustees assemble Olin 103
Alumni Flag Carriers assemble Olin 107

If you rented academic regalia, please return it to the Bookstore by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.


A celebratory lunch for graduates and their guests is being held on campus after Commencement. Faculty are invited and encouraged to attend. The lunch is free for faculty; additional guests are $15. Registration is required, please email Tessa Narins by Monday, May 6, 2020 with the number of tickets that you need, and your requested location (Upper Wismer or Lawn by LOVE Statue)


Main Street will be open and heavy traffic is expected. The main entrance to campus will be closed, and traffic will be routed to 5th Avenue and 9th Avenue. Please plan accordingly.


Please contact Tessa Narins