Faculty Information

Faculty are encouraged to attend the Commencement exercises in support of the students. Special seating near the stage is available for all faculty. It is anticipated that faculty will wear regalia.

You can order regalia. Regalia orders are due April 13th.

Banner bearers

Banner Bearers must check in at the soccer field in full regalia no later than 9AM for the morning ceremony and 2PM for the afternoon ceremony. After you check in, you will gather near your banner and students graduating in that major.

As the students are directed to their seats, the Banner Bearers move to the front sides of the stage, face the audience and wait through the welcome. After the National Anthem has been sung, acting in unison, Banner Bearers will post the banners into banner holders (a black wooden plank with pre-drilled holes located in front sides of the stage platform) and then move to their seats. There will be no formal announcement for the banners to be posted. We will have reserved seating for banner bearers that will read, "RESERVED FOR BANNER BEARER."

Faculty participants

The Meeting House (bldg. 98) will be open for all faculty at 8:00 a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 1 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. Here you can change into your regalia if you have not already done so. When you are in full regalia, head over to the front of the Freeman Stadium.

ORDER OF PROCESSION (for morning ceremony)

The University Marshal: Dr. Pat Tinsley McGill

Proceeds to Center Front Stage

Marshals for graduate and bachelor’s candidates:

Lead the graduate and bachelor degree candidates, grouped in two files by major, to their seats

Faculty Marshals: Chip Lenno

Lead the faculty of the university, grouped in two files, to their seats

Marshal for Platform Party: Brad Barbeau

Leads the platform party to the stage

ORDER OF PROCESSION (for afternoon ceremony)

The University Marshal: Dr. Pat Tinsley McGill

Proceeds to center front stage

Marshals for graduate and bachelor’s candidates:

Lead the graduate and bachelor degree candidates, grouped in two files by major, to their seats

Faculty Marshals_: Chip Lenno _

Lead the faculty of the university, grouped in two files, to their seats

Marshal for Platform Party: Dan Fernandez

Leads the platform party to the stage

Multilingual welcomers

Multilingual welcomers will march in the procession along with the faculty and proceed to seats in right-hand side of reserved faculty seating (first or second row). The welcomers should proceed directly to the mic as you will give your welcome directly following ​​​​Dr. Pat Tinsley McGill's welcome. Please take your seat after stating the following greeting in a native language:​​“I would like to welcome you to the twenty-first Commencement Ceremony at California State University, Monterey Bay.”