Faculty Information

Commencement Ceremony

Thank you, Faculty members, for participating in this amazing day for our students.

10:00am Ceremony

Time Event Location
9:20am Faculty to arrive Family Life Center
9:30am Academic processional Sanctuary
10:00am Commencement ceremony Sanctuary

Order of Procession (directed by Seminary Marshal)
Students
Faculty
Platform Party (single line onto stage)

Faculty
Marshal will lead the way to the faculty seating and stand by each row until it is filled. Remain standing for invocation.

Platform Party (single line)
DO NOT WAIT FOR THE MARSHAL - As the last faculty move into their places, start down the aisle towards the pulpit, single file. Sarah Roche (No. 1) will enter house left and go to the far right seat, others following in numerical order to fill seats out from the right to the left, saving the center seat for the President. Remain standing until the invocation is concluded.

Order of Recession
President leaves first
Platform Party second
Faculty third (led by Marshal), beginning with front rows and proceeding two rows at a time (form a double line for the recessional) until completed. All rows exit to the left (from seated position)
Students last

Caps
Women wear caps at all times. Men remove caps at invocation. Leave off for entire program and replace after benediction.

Contact Sharlene Joseph-Brown, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at 484-384-2935 or sjosephb@eastern.edu with questions or for further information regarding faculty participation in the Commencement ceremony.