Faculty are welcome to attend the commencement ceremony and are encouraged to participate in the procession, wearing academic regalia. Your participation is meaningful and significant to your students and their guests. The Fall 2023 Commencement ceremony is for undergraduate and graduate students. The ceremony will be December 16, 2023, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in the Varsity Gym located in the Student Development Complex (SDC).
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 email@example.com with regalia questions.
The commencement rehearsal will take place on Friday, December 15, 2023 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 Gym.
Please arrive in the Multipurpose Room no later than 9:30 a.m. on Saturday December 16, 2023. Please refer to the memo from the commencement committee regarding where you may leave personal belongings.
Thirty minutes before the ceremony begins, the 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.
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; 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 seats for the remainder of the ceremony.
Thank you for your participation in this celebration!