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Seating Chart
Processional and Recessional

The processional and recessional will include two singlefile columns of graduates entering and exiting the arena via the center aisle. Faculty marshals will assist the graduates to the appropriate seating locations in the arena. A seating diagram is located above.

The processional will be called to order at 3:45 p .m. Please be orderly and quiet, and listen carefully for instructions from those in charge of the processional.

The general order of processional will be:

  • Fife and Drum
  • Alumni Flag Bearer
  • Grand Marshal
  • Degree Candidates (from the front and rear of the arena)
  • Faculty
  • Platform Party

The events of the ceremony will be:

  • National Anthem
  • Opening Remarks
  • Commencement Address
  • Conferring of Honorary Degrees
  • Presentation of the Graduating Class and Conferring of Degrees in Course
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Recessional

The general order for the recessional will be:

  • Grand Marshal
  • Platform Party
  • Faculty
  • Graduates (to the front and rear of the arena)

Please be considerate of others.

Graduates should return to their seats after crossing the stage and remain there until the recessional.

Guests should remain in their seats until the entire recessional has departed the arena.