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Commencement Office
Center for Professional and Continuing Education

Commencement Information

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to celebrate the accomplishments of this year's graduates during Commencement.  The annual University Commencement will be held Saturday, May 14th, at 9:00 A.M. in the Alex G. Spanos Center.

Before Graduation
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 regalia: March 25, 2016.

Day of Graduation
Faculty & Staff Parking

With so many family and friends attending Commencement, we ask that faculty and staff park in lots that will be designated by Public Safety on the day of the event.

Academic Regalia
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.

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. 

After Graduation
Faculty may submit final grades through Banner on insidePacific.