Faculty scheduled to participate in the academic procession will line up at the Athletic Fieldhouse behind Bowman Gray Stadium at 9:15 a.m.. The procession will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m..; no one will be seated once the faculty is on the field. Since graduates and faculty will be seated on the grass field, please do not wear high heeled shoes, flats, wedges or low heels are requested.
Please be reminded that attendance at the ceremony is expected to be high since an expected 1,000 candidates will receive degrees. Parking will be at a premium so you should plan to arrive early. You will be directed to park in designated parking lots BB, CC, DD, VC, Q, Z, Y, & Z and ride the university shuttles to the field house. Please allow our visitors to park closest to the stadium. No parking will be allowed at the field house, unless you have a state-issued handicapped parking decal.
Please be reminded that faculty must be dressed in full academic regalia, including cap and hood. If you need to order full academic regalia, please visit the Herff Jones website to place your order for delivery (you may need to use express delivery to receive by commencement day). Normal delivery for online orders is six weeks. Express delivery can take 10 business days.