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For Faculty and Staff

Commencement is a day where we honor our Pacific community, including the outstanding educators who have made success possible for generations of Pacific students. The entire faculty and staff community is invited to participate in the Commencement ceremonies, as we celebrate your achievements, as well as those of your students and colleagues. The annual University Commencement will be held Saturday, May 12th, at 9:00 A.M. in the Alex G. Spanos Center. Faculty and staff participating in Commencement should arrive by 8:00 a.m.

Pacific has a number of ways in which we recognize outstanding faculty and staff contributions to the University, and we encourage you to attend Commencement to see your colleagues recognized. It is a proud moment for the University when we honor the teachers, scholars and staff members who make Pacific such an extraordinary place, and we hope you will join us in this salute.

Schedule of events

Commencement Information

Faculty & Staff Parking
With so many family and friends attending Commencement, we ask that faculty and staff participating in Commencement arrive by 8:00 a.m. and park in the Reserved Parking lot located on Mendocino Avenue. Please proceed to the southeast entrance of the Alex G. Spanos Center. View map of ceremonies, parking and shuttle service>>

Commencement Tickets
Faculty participating in the Commencement Ceremony will not be required to have a ticket.  Staff working Commencement will also not be required to have a ticket. 

Academic Regalia 
Academic regalia can be rented through the bookstore. Please contact the bookstore directly to place orders at 209.460.3875. Deadline for ordering is March 26, 2018.

Those wearing academic regalia always wear their caps in academic processions and during the ceremony of conferring degrees. Men may remove caps during prayer, the playing of the national anthem and the alma mater, and at other specified times; e.g., during the baccalaureate sermon or the commencement address. It is traditional that all such actions be done in unison. 

If a person holds more than one academic degree, he or she may wear only one hood at a time. The hood worn should be appropriate to the gown.