Complete and send personalized Commencement invitations to your special professors, mentors, and extra helpful staff members, asking them to participate in your ceremony. Download and print your invitations or pick up a few in the bookstore during ticket distribution. New this year is an electronic invitation that you can submit to be e-mailed to your professor or adviser (coming soon).
While YOU, the graduate, will be in the spotlight on Commencement day, professors and staff also take great pride in your accomplishments and appreciate your personalized invitation to participate. Send them today!
Faculty and Staff appreciate receiving your invitation and knowing that you have appreciated the extra mile they may have gone to help you on your way. Sending these faculty/staff invitations are not guest tickets and it does not change the number of guest tickets you receive for your family to attend the ceremony. (Four for undergraduates, 10 for master's/C.A.S.)
Any faculty or staff member who wishes to attend the ceremony in the Sports Arena and does not march or volunteer usher will need to obtain a guest ticket from a student.
Receiving a special invitation from a student to participate in his or her ceremony is an honor, and those who acknowledge this request by marching or volunteering to usher are recognized on the Commencement website. A final list of marchers and volunteers who participate is posted following Commencement, with special indication of those who received printed invitations from students. (Be sure to sign in for each ceremony you march or usher.) See the For Faculty & Staff page.
Faculty and staff, if you wish to attend a ceremony in the Sports Arena but do not march or usher, regardless of whether you receive a printed invitation from a student, you will need to obtain a guest ticket from a graduate to be admitted. No tickets are required to attend the receptions.
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