Commencement Faculty

All faculty are invited to join in the celebration of students' achievements by participating in the commencement ceremonies this December. A ceremony for Graduates will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 9 a.m., followed by a ceremony for Undergraduates on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 1 p.m. . Both ceremonies will take place in the O'Pake Fieldhouse.

  • Academic Attire

    Academic attire is required for all personnel participating in the commencement program. In keeping with KU pride, the university will provide maroon rental attire to all personnel in need of regalia.

    Friday, October 28, 2022 is the deadline to order regalia for commencement (required for participation).  Faculty with their own regalia can reserve a seat and/or a place in the Faculty Honor Guard through December 2. Click on the following link to reserve your regalia and/or your seat: Commencement R.S.V.P. form. 

    Questions about ordering regalia or purchasing custom regalia should be directed to Ms. Donna Yanalavge by phone at 610-683-1504, or via email at. Click here for information about plus size gowns.

    Rented attire may be picked up at the Campus Store, McFarland Student Union, starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 12 until 12 p.m. on Friday, December 16. Rented regalia must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to a KUSSI representative in the faculty robing area.

  • Robing Area

    Faculty participating in commencement are to report to the robing area by the following times:

  • Line of March

    Graduate Ceremony - Saturday, December 17 at 9 a.m.:

    Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 8:45 a.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process. 

    Undergraduate Ceremony - Saturday, December 17 at 1 p.m

    Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 12:45 p.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process. 

    The line of march will proceed as follows:

    • Degree candidates will lead the procession followed by faculty and platform participants
    • The procession will enter the O’Pake Fieldhouse. Usher Marshals will direct the faculty to assigned seats.

    When the ceremony is over, participants will exit the O’Pake Fieldhouse in the following order:

    1. Platform Guests
    2. Faculty
    3. Degree Recipients
  • Procession Marshals

    Dr. Anne Carroll, Dean, College of Business

    Dr. Jeffrey Wehrung, Associate Dean, College of Business

     

    Dr. John Ward, Dean, College of Education & Acting Dean of Graduate Studies

    Dr. Tabetha Bernstein Danis,  Assistant Professor, College of Education

     

    Dr. David Beougher, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Dr. Laurie McMillan, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Dr. Janice Chernekoff, Assistant to the Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     

    Dr. Bradley Shope, Interim Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts

    Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Interim Associate Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts

Quotation Mark

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.

William Arthur Ward