Faculty Commencement Participation

Faculty play an important role in the success of the Commencement ceremonies. It permits the community to recognize you who have contributed so greatly to the academic development and achievements of our graduates. All faculty are invited and encouraged to participate in both ceremonies. Deadline to order regalia is April 25– Please visit or call the Stetson University Bookstore (386.822.7160).

Graduate Commencement Ceremony — Thursday, May 9, 2019
Faculty are asked to arrive in regalia at 4 p.m. to the Hollis Center, Rinker Fieldhouse. Promptly at 4:40 p.m., the faculty and graduates will line up to begin their processional. Led by the faculty marshal, the faculty and then the graduates will process down Bert Fish Avenue across Pennsylvania Avenue and into Edmunds Center, where the platform party will join them.

Immediately following the ceremony will be a reception in the Hollis Center, Rinker Fieldhouse where faculty can visit with graduates and their families.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony — Saturday, May 11, 2019
Faculty are asked to arrive in regalia at 7 a.m. to The Sanborn Activity Center, located at 815 S. Alabama Ave. All personal belongings must accompany you to the ceremony, so it is suggested to limit the number of items. Faculty assigned parking is located in Lot 8, in the Department of Transportation parking garage, across the street from the Sanborn Activity Center (space is limited). Carpooling is recommended. Refer to the Commencement Parking Map.

Promptly at 7:40 a.m., faculty and graduates will line up outside The Sanborn Activity Center to begin their procession down Alabama Avenue to Spec Martin Memorial Stadium, where the platform party will join them. As the procession enters Spec Martin Memorial Stadium, both faculty and graduates will be split into two lines for seating on the left or right side of the field.

Faculty will have the opportunity to gather with graduates and their families for lunch after the ceremony at the College and School Receptions across campus. All information regarding Commencement related events can be found on the Commencement website.

Accessibility Concerns
For anyone with accessibility concerns, please contact Julie Hunter at jhunter2@stetson.edu