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Bloomington Commencement Feature

Hooding of Doctoral Candidates at December Commencement

Doctoral candidates who are being hooded are responsible for arranging with their faculty mentors to meet them at Gladstein Fieldhouse, directly east of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (where December Commencement takes place) for robing and lineup. Both students and their faculty mentors are instructed to arrive for robing and lineup by 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 16.

Hooding of Doctoral Candidates at Graduate Commencement in May

Doctoral candidates who are being hooded are responsible for arranging with their faculty mentors to meet them at Gladstein Fieldhouse, 1001 E. 17th Street, directly east of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (where Commencement takes place) for robing and lineup. Both students and their faculty mentors are instructed to arrive for robing and lineup by 1 p.m.. on Friday, May 5.

Faculty Info

May 2017 Graduate Ceremony

Faculty members who are participating in Commencement, but are not serving as marshals or hooding a Ph.D. or doctoral student, are instructed to line up with the master’s students of their individual schools. These faculty members will follow the faculty marshals from their schools into Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

The lineup for faculty begins at 12:30 p.m. in Gladstein Fieldhouse, directly east of Simon Skjdot Assembly Hall. The processional marches into Simon Skjdot Assembly Hall beginning at 2 p.m.

Your cap and gown should be picked up in the IU Bookstore at the Indiana Memorial Union between Thursday, April 27, and Friday, May 5. The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for on May 5, when distribution ends at noon. Priority faculty pickup days are Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28.

Faculty members sit as a group in Simon Skjdot Assembly Hall. Once in Simon Skjdot Assembly Hall, you will proceed to the front of the stage and sit in a designated area on the main floor.

Once the ceremony is complete, you will process out of Simon Skjdot Assembly Hall by following the platform party. Head marshals will instruct you when to leave your seating area.

May 2017 Undergraduate Ceremony

Faculty members who are not serving as marshals are instructed to line up with their individual schools and to process with the students from Mellencamp Pavilion into Memorial Stadium, where the ceremony will be held. Faculty members will sit with their individual schools during the ceremony.

The lineup for faculty begins at 7:30 a.m. in Mellencamp Pavilion. The processional marches to Memorial Stadium beginning at 8:45 a.m. (Please wear comfortable shoes.)

Your cap and gown should be picked up in the IU Bookstore at the Indiana Memorial Union between Thursday, April 27, and Friday, May 5. The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for on May 5, when distribution ends at noon. Priority faculty pickup days are Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28.

Once the ceremony is complete, you will be instructed by head marshals on how to to process out of Memorial Stadium.

December 2017 Ceremony

The instructions below are for faculty members who are participating in Commencement, but are not serving as marshals or hooding a Ph.D. or doctoral student.

Your cap and gown should be picked up in the IU Bookstore at the Indiana Memorial Union between Thursday, December 7 through Friday, December 15. The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The lineup for faculty begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, in Gladstein Fieldhouse, directly east of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, the site of the ceremony, at 1001 E. 17th Street. The processional march into Assembly Hall begins at 9 a.m.

Faculty members sit as a group in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Marshals and event staff will help you.

Once the ceremony is complete, you will process out of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall by following the platform party. Head marshals will instruct you when to leave your seating area.


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