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General Information for Faculty & Staff

Academic Program Chairs

Each academic program must have a representative at the ceremony to help confer degrees. Unless we hear otherwise, we are assuming that each program chair will be participating in academic apparel. If this is not the case, the chairperson is responsible for contacting either the Commencement Coordinator, Clif Ganyard, or Pam Gilson, Testing Coordinator, with the name of the person who will be representing the academic program. This information is needed by April 1 for a May ceremony and November 1 for a December ceremony to meet printing deadlines for the Commencement Program and to configure the ceremony lineup order.

Caps & Gowns

If you plan to participate in the Fall/Winter 2015 ceremony (processional and recessional) but do not own academic apparel, The Phoenix Bookstore has apparel available for rent. Chancellor Miller has graciously agreed to provide funding for the rental of academic apparel for faculty and staff.

Faculty gown rental: Please either visit The Phoenix Bookstore beginning October 16 to complete the rental reservation form or go to The Phoenix Bookstore website and complete the online rental form by November 6. Apparel must be reserved by November 6 in order to arrive in time for the ceremony. Any late fees assessed because of failure to meet the reservation deadline will be the sole responsibility of the individual faculty/staff member.

Faculty gown pickup: An e-mail will be sent when rental reservations have arrived at The Phoenix Bookstore.

Faculty gown purchase: Faculty members wishing to purchase regalia on their own need to place the order by November 6. The purchase price for a custom regalia package including doctorate tam, gown, and hood is $549.00. Individual pieces are also available for purchase; contact The Phoenix Bookstore for pricing.