|Faculty, administrative staff invited to participate in winter commencement|
I invite members of the faculty and administrative staff to participate in the winter commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 19. Two ceremonies will be held and faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to march in academic regalia in one or both events.
The ceremony for all graduate degrees will begin at 10 a.m. and all undergraduate degrees will be awarded at the ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Both events will be held in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty and administrators should assemble in the lower level of the Auditorium and be ready to process at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. University marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their places in the procession.
Please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events in the vice president for student and outreach services office at 777-2724 by Wednesday, Dec. 17, or send an e-mail message to Terri Machart at email@example.com if you plan to participate so that an appropriate number of seats can be reserved. When responding, please make sure to indicate if you will be participating in one or both ceremonies.
I encourage participation by faculty and administrative staff to help make Commencement a memorable occasion for our graduates and their guests.
-- Robert Kelley, President, Office of the President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2121