Planning Information for Faculty
Congratulations to all of your students graduating in this year, and thank you for your help getting them there. Share in their pride and celebrate commencement with them this year, May 12-14, 2023!
Before commencement weekend, review our planning checklist:
- Download the App
- Cap & Gown Pick Up and Return
- Review the Schedule
- Confirm your Diploma Ceremony location
- Find your Robing and Processional location
1. Download the App
Use the mobile app during commencement weekend to keep track of your schedule, find ceremony locations, receive the latest weather updates and more. Download the CMU Events App in the App Store or on Google Play.
2. Cap & Gown Pick Up and Return
Faculty who are participating must wear academic regalia during the main commencement ceremonies and diploma ceremonies. Faculty regalia distribution and returns will take place at the University Store.
Cap & Gown Distribution & Returns for Faculty
The University Store (Lower Level), Cohon University Center
- Monday, May 8-Thursday, May 11: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Friday, May 12: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Saturday, May 13: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Sunday, May 14: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
3. Review the Schedule
Visit the Schedule page to review the weekend schedule.
4. Confirm Your Diploma Ceremony Location
Visit the Diploma Ceremonies page to review the schedule and confirm your ceremony location. Ceremony times and locations are subject to change, so check the schedule frequently.
5. Find Your Robing and Processional Location
All faculty members participating in the main commencement ceremony should report to the new location in Danforth Lounge in the Cohon University Center. You will process as a group toward Gesling Stadium and into special seating sections on the field.
Procession of Graduates
Before the main commencement ceremony, graduates will meet at specific locations across campus and process in groups to Gesling Stadium. Once they reach they stadium, they will process into reserved seating sections on the field.
Meeting locations are determined by a graduate's college or program. Visit the Graduates Planning page to find robing and processional locations for graduates.