Faculty Information

Faculty are welcome to attend the commencement ceremonies and are encouraged to participate in the procession, wearing academic regalia. Your participation is meaningful and significant to your students and their guests. Midyear Commencement will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in the Varsity Gymnasium in the Student Development Complex.

Regalia

Faculty may order regalia through The Campus Store. Orders are available for pick up at the campus store buyback window from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during finals week. Please email capandgown@mtu.edu with regalia questions.

Rehearsal

Commencement rehearsal will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. We encourage your attendance, especially if this is the first time you will be participating in a Michigan Tech ceremony. Please come to the Multipurpose Room in the SDC. We will coordinate the procession from the Multipurpose Room to the Varsity Gymnasium.

Commencement Day

Please arrive in the Multipurpose Room no later than 9:30 a.m. The commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. Please refer to the memo from the Registrar's Office regarding where you may leave personal belongings.

At approximately 10 a.m., the undergraduate marshals will be invited to the center of the Multipurpose Room for a brief check-in to ensure each department has a marshal and to answer any questions.

An interactive seating chart will be available on the commencement website the week prior to the ceremony.

Parking

Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. No parking pass is required. There is a large number of attendees, so please plan accordingly.

Order of Procession

Honor Guard; University Commencement Marshal; Ph.D. Candidates and Advisors; Master's Candidates; ROTC; Undergraduate Students; Faculty Procession; Platform Party

Presentation of Degrees - Ph.D. Advisors

When called, the advisor(s) will walk with their Ph.D. candidate(s) to the stage. The advisor(s) will hood their graduate(s) with assistance from the respective dean. After the hooding, the Ph.D. candidate and the advisor(s) will continue across the stage. The Ph.D. candidate will receive a diploma cover from the University President. The Ph.D. candidate and advisor(s) may then return to their seats for the remainder of the ceremony.

Presentation of Degrees - Undergraduate Marshals

Undergraduate marshals remain seated with their degree candidates until they are invited to approach the stage by the respective dean. The marshals lead their degree candidates to the stage and remain at the stage entrance until all degree candidates have passed. Marshals may then return to their seat for the remainder of the ceremony.

 Thank you for your participation in this celebration!