Faculty

Faculty at Commencement: Learn More

  • Spring Graduate Commencement will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, the legendary basketball arena at 1001 E. 17th Street.
  • Parking is free in the athletics complex lots on Commencement Day. Enter from Dunn Street, the Indiana 45/46 Bypass, Fee Lane, or 17th Street. Uniformed attendants at all of the entrance gates can direct you to the most convenient parking available.
  • Faculty members must report for robing and lineup no later than 1 p.m. Robing and lineup take place in Wilkinson Hall, the campus wrestling and volleyball facility, located at 1151 E. 17th Street, directly southeast of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
  • Please remember to bring your academic apparel to Wilkinson Hall.
  • Personal items such as bags, umbrellas, and briefcases cannot be stored in Wilkinson Hall, so please leave them in your vehicle.
  • If you are the research director of a doctoral student who will be hooded at Commencement, you and the student must arrange to meet in Wilkinson Hall so that you can walk with the student in the Commencement procession and be seated together. If you are unable to attend Commencement, our team will appoint a faculty member who is in attendance to hood your student.
  • The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. It includes the procession into Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall; remarks by President Whitten, a guest speaker, and Provost Shrivastav; a parade of students crossing the stage; the hooding of doctoral students; and the conferral of degrees. The proceedings are rich in music, fanfare, and tradition and are a memorable event for our students and their professors.
  • The ceremony is expected to end at approximately 5 p.m. The Commencement team deeply appreciates the participation of faculty members in this milestone occasion.

  • Spring Undergraduate Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Memorial Stadium, IU Bloomington’s football arena, at 701 E. 17th Street.
  • Undergraduate Commencement is an outdoor ceremony that is held rain or shine, unless there is severe weather, in which case faculty members and students will be directed to relocated indoor ceremonies.
  • Parking is free in the athletics complex lots on Commencement Day. Enter from Dunn Street, the Indiana 45/46 Bypass, Fee Lane, or 17th Street. Uniformed attendants at all of the entrance gates can direct you to the most convenient parking available.
  • Faculty members must report for robing and lineup no later than 8:15 a.m. Robing and lineup will take place in Shuel Academic Center in Memorial Stadium. Enter Memorial Stadium on the east side via Gate E3 and take the stairs or elevator down to Shuel Academic Center. We will have signs and staff directing you to the faculty robing room.
  • Please remember to bring your academic apparel to Shuel Academic Center.
  • Personal items such as bags, umbrellas, and briefcases cannot be stored in  Shuel Academic Center, so please leave them in your vehicle.
  • The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. It will include a procession into Memorial Stadium; remarks by President Whitten, a guest speaker, a student speaker, and Provost Shrivastav; and the conferral of degrees. The proceedings are rich in music, fanfare, and tradition and are a memorable event for our students and their professors.
  • The ceremony is expected to end at approximately 11:30 a.m.
  • The Commencement team deeply appreciates the participation of faculty members in this milestone occasion.

  • Winter Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 17, in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, the legendary basketball arena at 1001 E. 17th Street.
  • Parking is free in the athletics complex lots on Commencement Day. Enter from Dunn Street, the Indiana 45/46 Bypass, Fee Lane, or 17th Street. Uniformed attendants at all of the entrance gates can direct you to the most convenient parking available.
  • Faculty members and graduating students must report for robing and lineup no later than 7:30 a.m. Robing and lineup take place in Gladstein Fieldhouse, the indoor track and field facility, located at 1101 E. 17th Street, directly east of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
  • Please remember to bring your academic apparel to Gladstein Fieldhouse. You will be able to reserve apparel to wear, free of charge, during the fall semester.
  • Personal items such as bags, umbrellas, and briefcases cannot be stored in Mellencamp Pavilion, so please leave them in your vehicle.
  • If you are the research director of a doctoral student who will be hooded at Commencement, you and the student must arrange to meet in Gladstein Fieldhouse so that you can walk with the student in the Commencement procession and be seated together. If you are unable to attend Commencement, our team will appoint a faculty member who is in attendance to hood your student.
  • The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. It includes the procession into Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall; remarks by President Whitten, a guest speaker, a student speaker, and Provost Shrivastav; the hooding of doctoral students; and the conferral of degrees. The proceedings are rich in music, fanfare, and tradition and are a memorable event for our students and their professors.
  • The ceremony is expected to end at approximately 11:30 a.m. The Commencement team deeply appreciates the participation of faculty members in this milestone occasion.

Faculty marshals play many key roles at Commencement. Attired in regalia that includes colorful sashes, they assist in the procession and seating of graduates and other faculty members. They may also be called upon to help with the hooding of doctoral students, among other ceremonial duties. The Commencement team gratefully depends on the participation of our faculty marshals, who help to keep the ceremony both festive and orderly.

Early in the semester, the office of each school’s dean asks for faculty members to volunteer to serve as faculty marshals. If you haven’t received an invitation and are interested in being a faculty marshal at Commencement, please contact your dean’s office directly.

Once identified, faculty marshals receive instructions about apparel, parking, schedules, and other important details by email messages directly from the Commencement team in the Office of University Events. If you have questions, please contact us at iudegree@indiana.edu or 812-855-3761.

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