September 30, 2023

Message From the Provost – Commencement 2023 is Coming!


Commencement is fast approaching, and plans are in place for our ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle. The full schedule of events and related information may be found on the Commencement website.

Full-time teaching faculty are to be robed in their regalia and in two equal processional lines on Campus Walk starting at the Phi Beta Kappa Key no later than 8:45 a.m. The ceremony will conclude at approximately noon. Any teaching faculty who cannot be present must inform the dean of their respective college by Wednesday, April 26.

Any teaching or administrative/professional faculty seated on stage and related to a graduating student may assist with the presentation of the degree provided they have notified Ali Gauch Hieber at no later than Friday April 28, so that the script can reflect their participation.

Full-time administrative/professional faculty are invited to process in the appropriate regalia. Those who wish to participate must contact Ali Gauch Hieber at or 654-1276 by Tuesday, April 30, so a seat may be reserved on stage.

Regalia may be purchased or rented from Oak Hall online at or by phone (800) 456-7623. Rental pricing includes shipping charges: Master Ensemble ($39.98) or Doctor Ensemble ($65.98). Orders for rental regalia must be received by Oak Hall no later than Friday, March 31.

Tickets to the Commencement Luncheon are available to all full-time faculty and administrative/professional faculty participating in Commencement. They may be picked up from the Provost’s Office in George Washington Hall during normal business hours. For questions, email me and Amy O’Reilly.

I look forward to seeing you on May 6