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.
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 15, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. | Postponed until Fall 2020
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 for more information.