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Faculty Information

December 2014 Commencement Faculty Registration

To prepare for the December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies, we need to know whether you will attend. Your presence or absence affects the number of seats to reserve, participation in the platform party, and the amount of rental regalia to order. Please complete the December 2014 Commencement Attendance form.

CLICK HERE: December 2014 Commencement Faculty Attendance Form

  Friday December 12, 2014 Commencement Schedule
                       10:00 a.m. Commencement Mass (Wear your academic regalia to the Mass)
                       12:30 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
                         3:30 p.m. School of Education and School of Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony
                         6:30 p.m. School of Management Ceremony

 

All ceremonies will take place in Saint Ignatius Church. Receptions will immediately follow each graduation ceremony but not after the Commencement Mass. The McLaren Complex will house all receptions.

ACADEMIC REGALIA DISTRIBUTION
Trustees and Commencement Speakers:
Regalia will be ready for you in the assembly room, John Broad Room (located within Fromm Hall).

University Leadership, Associate & Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, University Administrators, Faculty, Staff Administrators, and Librarians: Distribution of rental regalia will be available as indicated below for those who requested it, and for those who did not RSVP by October 24, 2014 extra rental regalia will also be available.

Henry Berman Hall (located within Fromm Hall) at the following dates and times:

  • Thursday - December 11, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday - December 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

NOTE: There is no charge for rental regalia as long as it is returned. Early pick-up is encouraged so that you may unpack and hang your regalia to reduce wrinkles. It is your responsibility to RETURN RENTAL REGALIA TO HENRY BERMAN HALL immediately following your last commencement commitment. All rental regalia will be returned to the vendor immediately following the conclusion of the School of Management Ceremony, approximately 7:30 p.m. on Frday, December 12, 2014.

THE COMMENCEMENT MASS – WHERE TO ASSEMBLE
The Commencement Mass is an opportunity for the University Community to gather in prayer and a time for us to pray for and with our students. All members of the University Community are most welcome to attend this special celebration.

Platform Party (Trustees, University Leadership, Speakers, and Alumni Representatives):Please assemble in John Broad Room (located within Fromm Hall) at least one-half hour prior to the mass, wearing your academic regalia.


Associate & Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, University Administrators, Faculty, Librarians, and Staff Administrators: Please assemble in Commons Court (located within Fromm Hall) at least one-half hour prior to the mass, wearing your academic regalia.

Celebrants: Those ordained members of the faculty and staff who are planning on celebrating at the commencement liturgy will gather in the sacristy of Saint Ignatius Church at 2:30 p.m. If you would like to celebrate, please inform University Ministry by signing up on the Jesuit Community bulletin board in Loyola House or by contacting Paul McWilliams, University Ministry at (415) 422-4463.

Academic Procession and General Instructions: The Commencement procession will begin from Fromm Hall fifteen minutes prior to the ceremony. The Faculty, Librarians, Staff and University Administrators, Department Chairs, Associate and Assistant Deans march into the church first followed by the Platform Party.  Please follow the directions of the University Marshals.

Please remain standing during the liturgical procession, the processional hymn, and the opening prayer. Gentlemen, please remove your cap when entering the pew in which you will be seated. At the close of the Mass, the liturgical members will leave first, and then there will be a formal academic recessional that will lead you back to Fromm Hall. There is no reception after the Mass.

Questions? Please call Paul McWilliams, in University Ministry at (415) 422-4463 should you have questions regarding the Commencement Mass.

THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES – WHERE TO ASSEMBLE
Platform Party (Trustees, University Leadership, Speakers, and Alumni Representatives): Please assemble in John Broad Room (located within Fromm Hall) at least one-half hour prior to the ceremony.

Associate & Assistant Deans and Department Chairs: Please assemble in Commons Court (located in Fromm Hall) at least one-half hour prior to the ceremony.

Faculty, Librarians, and University & Staff Administrators: Please assemble in Henry Berman Hall (located in Fromm Hall) at least one-half hour prior to the ceremony.

Academic Procession and General Instructions: The Commencement procession will begin from the Gleeson Library’s Atrium (students line up here) fifteen minutes prior to the ceremony. Graduating students march into the church first, followed by the Faculty, Librarians, University and Staff Administrators, Department Chairs, Associate & Assistant Deans, and finally the Platform Party (lined up in Fromm Hall). Please follow the directions of the University Marshals.

All chairs will have a Commencement Program on them; Platform Party members will have their last name on their chairs. Upon arriving in the Sanctuary, remain standing until after the Invocation. Gentlemen, please remove your caps for the National Anthem, Invocation, and Benediction.

Questions? Call Kevin Wilson in the Registrar’s Office at (415) 422-2964 regarding graduation ceremonies.

Remember to return your rental regalia to the Henry Berman Room (located within Fromm Hall) immediately following your last commencement commitment.  All rental regalia will be returned to the vendor immediately following the School of Management ceremony on December 12, 2014.