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Spring/Summer Ceremony Details for Faculty/Staff

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Spring/Summer Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kress Events Center.

The Commencement ceremony is approximately 2 1/2 hours in length.

Robing and Processional

The platform party and other participating faculty and staff will robe in the Special Events Room (near the building's south entrance). The outside doors of the Kress Events Center will open at 8:00 a.m., as for normal business hours.

Plan to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. to allow adequate time to robe and be given seating instructions. The processional line will form at precisely 11:15 a.m. Unfortunately, we won't be able to fit late arrivals into the lineup.

Refreshments will be available for participating faculty and staff. Portable coat racks will be available and will be secured during the ceremony, so you may leave any necessary personal belongings behind.

The Processional lineup is as follows:

  1. University Marshal
  2. International flag bearers
  3. Graduates
  4. Faculty and Staff
  5. Platform Party
  6. Mace Bearer
  7. Chancellor
  8. Color Guard

Conferring of Degrees

Major Professors - Master's Degree Presentation

When called forward, major professors will meet the master’s degree candidates on stage near the announcer and will assist the Director of Graduate Studies with the hooding of the graduates.

Program Chairs - Associate's and Bachelor's Degree Presentation

When called forward, discipline chairs should position themselves behind the Chancellor, who will hand each graduate his/her diploma and shake their hand. The discipline chair will then shake the graduate's hand as he/she continues across the stage. There will be X’s placed on the stage, so you will know where to stand.


The Mace Bearer will begin the Platform Party recessional. After the University Marshal exits, the student marshals will release the rest of the Platform Party and faculty and staff by rows. The order of the recessional will be as follows:

  1. Mace Bearer
  2. Chancellor
  3. Provost
  4. University Marshal
  5. Platform Party
  6. Faculty/Staff
  7. Graduates

Note: The class speaker will make an announcement to start the graduates' recessional after the Platform Party and faculty and staff have recessed out.


Follow either the South Circle Drive Entrance or Bay Settlement Entrance to Sports Center Drive continue on to the Center. Staff will direct you to park in the closest available area. If you are transporting elderly or handicapped guests, please let the security personnel know upon arrival. You will be directed to a drop off point at the entrance of the Kress Events Center. There are also handicapped parking spots available in all surrounding lots.