Commencement Info and Resources
CHHS Policy on Faculty Participation in Commencement Ceremonies
CHHS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies are important institutional ceremonies that are the culmination of a student’s career in the College of Health and Human Sciences. These ceremonies are significant symbolic events for students and their families and, as such, require participation of the faculty as the ranking members of the academic community. As a professional responsibility (Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual, section I.13 Attendance at Graduation Ceremonies) and as a show of support for students, all full-time faculty are encouraged to attend both ceremonies but at a minimum are expected to attend one commencement ceremony a year.
Each department will be responsible for developing a plan for implementing the policy. Academic units with only graduate programs (Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Education) are responsible for developing a plan for faculty participation at CSU Graduate Commencement Ceremonies.
Faculty marshals play important roles in the undergraduate commencement ceremony. Student marshals guide students through the processional, individual recognition, and recessional, maintaining a sense of decorum and providing direction to ensure an orderly ceremony. Banner marshals represent each academic unit during the processional and recessional, and assist with the overall flow of the ceremony. Training is provided for all marshals. Faculty are encouraged to connect with your unit’s central commencement contact to learn more about these roles and to volunteer.
Faculty orders are coordinated by each college office. Colleges or departments work directly with the supplier, Jostens, to place college or department faculty orders. Additionally, there is an option for faculty to order and pay themselves online directly through Jostens’ CSU website. The faculty order deadline is Monday, April 1. CSU contacts are:
- James Villalobos – 949-230-6973; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jackie Springer – 562-900-7350; email@example.com
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Cap and gown distribution for students and faculty is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 15-17 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center at 701 W. Pitkin Street (in the stadium). A photo I.D. is required for pick up.
Regalia return is in Intramural Gym, Moby C-Wing. If you do not drop off your regalia in Moby C-Wing, immediately after the ceremony, it is your responsibility to return it to the Smith Alumni Center! Please note there is a charge for late returns.
See our student commencement page for more information on ticketing for guests, student lineup info, and cap and gown distribution.
Malinda Sloan, CHHS Commencement Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | (970) 491-6365
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 17, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. | Moby Arena
Faculty members are encouraged to attend and participate in the processional in support of their graduate student advisees. In particular, Ph.D. candidates will be individually recognized on the platform, and their faculty advisers are asked to participate in the hooding ceremony. Visit the Graduate School commencement page for more information.