Faculty Handbook 2015–16


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 2019, published in the academic calendars, are:

  • Friday, May 20, 2016: 44th Annual Commencement
  • Friday, May 19, 2017: 45th Annual Commencement
  • Friday, May 18, 2018: 46th Annual Commencement
  • Friday, May 17, 2019: 47th Annual Commencement

Academic regalia, including caps, gowns, tassels, and hoods, may be rented through the campus bookstore. The Commencement Committee (a group of faculty, students, and staff appointed by the president) arranges the ceremony. Details are provided by the committee both online and in email notices to the campus community.

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