Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend
Baccalaureate Mass. All participating faculty may begin robing in
the Charneski Recreation Center at 3:30 p.m. The line-up and
processional into Marcus Pavilion will begin at 4:05 p.m. Faculty will
lead the procession, followed by the faculty marshals and deans, and
then the graduates.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the
Masters Hooding Ceremony. All participating faculty are asked to
meet in the Abbey Church courtyard at 9:00 a.m., dressed in regalia. In
the event of rain, faculty will meet on the second floor of Old Main.
The processional into Abbey Church will begin at 9:25 a.m. Members of
the monastic community will lead the procession, followed by faculty,
and then the graduates.
All faculty and staff officially participating in the
regalia. Faculty and staff
may begin robing in the Charneski Recreation Center at 1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help participating faculty, staff, trustees and stage
party members prepare and line up, and will notify them when it is time
to depart for Marcus Pavilion, around 1:40 p.m.
As a group, participating faculty, staff, trustees and
stage party members, dressed in regalia, proceed from
Charneski Recreation Center toward Marcus Pavilion,
gathering inside the Norman Worthington Conference
Center hallway. Faculty then enter Marcus Pavilion and
form two lines, creating a "tunnel," through which
graduates process into Marcus Pavilion. This tradition
gives faculty the opportunity to welcome and
congratulate graduates as they enter. The students'
processional into Marcus Pavilion begins at 1:50 p.m.
After all graduates have entered Marcus Pavilion, the two
lines of faculty proceed in, followed by the stage party.
Volunteer ushers will direct faculty into seats, which are in
front of the graduates, and will assist in organizing the
Faculty and staff are to return any borrowed regalia by 5 p.m. to
Charneski Recreation Center.