Information for Faculty

Brandeis University will hold its 63rd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. This page contains helpful information specifically for faculty. The final Commencement schedule will be posted in this space following final exams in spring 2014.

Attendance Registration

Faculty registration for Commencement is now closed. Email Pat Hurley for more information.

Regalia

Faculty registration for Commencement is now closed. Email Pat Hurley for more information.

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Robing for Main Commencement

On Commencement day, the dance studio in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center (basement level) will be open for robing beginning at 7:30 a.m. Faculty will assemble for the academic procession promptly between 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the dance studio.

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Robing for Diploma Ceremonies, (formally mini commencement ceremonies)

Normally, faculty bring their regalia to the diploma ceremony sites. Please work with your department administrator if you require an alternate arrangement.

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Schedule for Commencement Day

Following is the schedule for the main Commencement ceremony in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on Sunday.

  • 7:30 a.m. — Regalia not picked up on Friday will be available in the dance studio (basement level).
  • 9:30 to 10 a.m. — Faculty robe and assemble for the academic procession in the dance studio.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Commencement ceremony.
  • 12:30 p.m. — Box lunch available in the dance studio.

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Box Lunches

A box lunch and beverages for faculty will be available following the main Commencement ceremony.

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Tickets for Main Commencement Ceremony

Tickets for the main Commencement will be available in early May 2014. You will be notified via e-mail when the ordering process is available.

Faculty members who are marching in the main Commencement ceremony do not need a ticket. However, if you are marching and would like a ticket for a guest, you may order one.

Faculty may also obtain tickets from the Office of Conference and Event Services in Kutz 9. A maximum of two tickets per person will be issued with the presentation of a current Brandeis ID. Tickets for the Main Commencement will be available in early May, and you will be notified via e-mail when the ordering process is available.

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Parking

On Commencement day, all Gosman Center parking lots will be closed for general use and accessible only to those individuals with VIP blue-and-orange fluorescent hang-tag parking permits. Medical and handicapped parking information may be obtained by contacting the Office of Conference and Events at (781) 736-4300.

Faculty should park in regular weekday parking lots and walk to ceremony areas.

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