Faculty and Staff
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 March 28, 2018. Our direct contacts for CSU are:
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Cap and gown distribution for students and faculty is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 9-11; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and one hour prior to ceremony on Friday in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center at 701 W. Pitkin Street (NE corner of the stadium). A photo I.D. is required for pick up.
All regalia must be returned in Moby C-Wing Intramural Gym following your last ceremony. Please note there will be a charge for late returns.
NEW TICKETING: Beginning Spring Semester 2018, the College will be using a ticketing system for all guests. Tickets will be free (limited to six per graduate). Graduates must reserve tickets before 5 p.m. on March 15 and all reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 5 p.m., Friday, March 30, at the Lory Student Center Box Office. A limited number of additional tickets may be available in April. If so, students may pick up additional tickets at the LSC Box Office April 2-12, and those tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Regalia pick up will be at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center located at 701 W. Pitkin Street (NE corner of the new stadium), Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 9-11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and one hour prior to the ceremony.
Regalia return will be immediately after the ceremony in the Intramural Gym, Moby C-Wing
To assist students in determining which commencement ceremony to attend, please consult the Commencement Attendance flyer. Students wishing to participate in a ceremony other than their Anticipated Graduation Term are encouraged to submit contact information online at the Walk-through Survey no later than Friday, March 30.
Student and guest commencement information can be found here.
University-wide commencement information can be found here.
Malinda Sloan, CHHS Commencement Coordinator
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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.