Commencement Procession Line-Up

Commencement Line-up Instructions: Undergraduate and Law Classes of 2020

Line up will begin at 10:00 a.m. Graduates must be in line by 10:20 in order to participate in the ceremony.

Law graduates will line up between Newcomb and Huntley Halls. Undergraduates will line up behind the Colonnade. Look for signs to get into alphabetical order. Faculty marshals will be available to assist you. If you are not in place by 10:20, the faculty marshals will pull your name and you will not be allowed to process with your class or have your name called from the stage.

All guests may proceed directly to the Front Lawn to be seated. 

When you arrive at the line-up site, try to get into your approximate position in the line and stay there. Please leave space for latecomers and cooperate with the marshals in their efforts to help things go smoothly. Graduates' names will be announced in alphabetical order, with law graduates first. The marshals take attendance before the procession begins in order to ensure that all graduates are present. Be sure you are in your place on time. 

Recognition of Graduates: Graduates will be asked to rise. When the candidates are standing, Interim Dean Drumbl and Provost Hill will present them to President Dudley. The president recognizes the graduates, who then come forward in order by section. Each graduate faces the president while receiving the diploma tube, taking the tube with the left hand while accepting the president's congratulations with the right hand. After receiving the tube, graduates return to their chairs and sit down.

The ceremony ends after the president's concluding remarks, without a formal recessional.

Please help maintain the dignity of our celebration together by delaying any toasts until after the end of the ceremony.

Congratulations - and enjoy the ceremonies.