Important Information and Updates for Commencement, 2015

commencementCOMMENCEMENT will be held outside, in front of the Liberal Arts Building, TOMORROW, Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. rain or shine!  

  • We are praying for dry, comfortable day, right?!  But, in case of rain, rain ponchos will be provided for the Presidential Party-Trustees and Honorees, Senior Leadership, Deans, Faculty, Staff, and Grads]


The Presidential Party – Trustees, President, Honorees, Senior Leadership, Deans, Alumni Association President – will meet and robe in Denk Chapman.

Please arrive no later than 9:30-9:45 a.m.

Protocol binders, with printed programs included, will be in Denk Chapman.

9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Photos
10:45 a.m. Procession begins when DFike reenters Madame Cadillac following Pebble Ceremony with Grads in Keenan Courtyard

Faculty/Staffenter campus through the WYOMING GATE and meet in the Cafeteria

Please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m.

Printed programs will be at the Cafeteria.

 FYI Parking for Commencement:

  • People may still park in the East Lot adjacent to the Liberal Arts building via the entrance on McNichols
  • The exit gate at McNichols will also be open to allow people to access the parking lot adjacent to the Florent Gillet Residence Hall
  • All Marygrove Street gates will be open, along with the Wyoming gate, to allow parking in the East Lot and the rear of the LA building

10:30 a.m. Faculty/Staff led by Marshalls line up & process from front entrance of Madame Cadillac to form Honor Guard for Grads – one line on each side of the road along the S. face of Hartman Hall

After Grads move through Honor Guard, Staff/Faculty follow – to McNichols, through front gates to OL Marygrove, to your seats.

Students –Undergrads to Alumnae Hall & Masters Candidates to Main Dining Room

Please arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – fill out Grad Images photo card
9:45 a.m. Line up alphabetically, by degree
10:15 a.m. Procession, led by Mace Bearer, moves to Keenan Courtyard for Pebble Ceremony with Dr. Fike
10:45 a.m. Procession resumes – printed programs handed to you before you pass through Honor Guard, to McNichols, through front gates to OL Marygrove, to seats.

Procession starts promptly!  Moves from Madame Cadillac to the LA Building via McNichols Road.

Please call Janice Machusak at 313.927.1443 with any questions.

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