Faculty Handbook 2016–17
draft in progress


Attendance at the annual commencement ceremonies is considered one of a faculty member’s regular responsibilities. These ceremonies are held in May, usually on a Friday. Confirmed commencement dates through 2021, published in the academic calendars, are:

  • Friday, May 19, 2017: 45th Annual Commencement
  • Friday, May 18, 2018: 46th Annual Commencement
  • Friday, May 17, 2019: 47th Annual Commencement
  • Friday, May 15, 2020: 48th Annual Commencement
  • Friday, May 14, 2021: 49th Annual Commencement

Academic regalia, including caps, gowns, tassels, and hoods, may be rented through the campus bookstore. The Commencement Committee arranges the ceremony. Details are provided by the committee both online and in email notices to the campus community.

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