Commencement Updates – Week of June 13 

We’re just a week away from this year’s Commencement! For those of you who are planning to attend or help out with the ceremonies, here is some important information and reminders:  

  • Faculty and staff rental regalia for those who ordered it will be available for pick up in the Student Life office (PUB 9301) from Mon. 6/13-Thu. 6/16, or on the day of Commencement from 3024. Please only take the regalia that has your name on it. Regalia must be returned to PUB 9203 on the day of Commencement after the conclusion of the reception. 
  • Faculty and staff who are participating in the Commencement processional should walk down the ramp in front of the Gym to the line-up area and check-in 45 minutes before their ceremony begins. Faculty and staff participating in both morning and afternoon ceremonies are welcome to join the lunch provided to volunteers at 12:00 p.m. in room 3002. Please note: faculty/staff who are also volunteering in other capacities should have received a separate e-mail with more information about their role. 
  • Volunteers are still needed to help before, during, and after both ceremonies. There are a variety of available roles that can work around your participating in the ceremony itself, including:  
  • Setup/Cleanup 
  • Ushers  
  • Greeter/Program Distributor 
  • Will Call/Tickets 
  • Graduate Check-in 
  • Faculty/Staff Check-in  

All of these roles have the option of being from 8am-12pm or 12-4pm or both if you’re available/willing to help out during the whole time. Classified staff are encouraged to work with their supervisors to flex their time within the week. Please go to this form if you are available to help out and let us know the roles you’re interested in and the times that you’re available.  

  • Students who signed up for Commencement received an e-mail with information about the following: 
  • Confirming their participation in the morning or afternoon ceremony by going to the Commencement website.  
  • If they have not yet received their regalia from Jostens, to contact their customer service at (800) 567-8367.  
  • Graduates will line-up at the bottom of the ramp on the first floor of the Gym (3000 building) and should plan to check-in 75 minutes before their ceremony begins.  
  • Graduates should watch the Commencement rehearsal video prior to coming to campus on June 18th. The video provides an overview of the ceremony as well as helpful information for guests. All faculty/staff who are attending Commencement are also encouraged to watch the video so that they know what to expect on the day of.  
  • Tickets are required for all guests except children under 5 years of age who will sit on an adult’s lap for the entirety of the event. Tickets have been sent by mail to graduates who selected that delivery method. For graduates who selected “pick up on campus” or “will call”, tickets are available in the Student Life office (PUB 9301) next Monday-Thursday, and then all unclaimed tickets will be available on the day of Commencement out in front of the Gym. Guests without a ticket will be directed to overflow rooms in the Gym or PUB to watch a livestream of the ceremony. 

We look forward to joining you as we celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2022 next Saturday, June 18th. If you have any questions about Commencement, please e-mail   

Go Phins! 

Commencement Committee 

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