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.
Notification to register your participation in commencement exercises will be sent in the spring term. The registration assists us to plan for and coordinate a smooth-running event.
The university will rent caps, gowns and hoods for you if you do not have your own regalia. Notification to place your regalia order will be sent in the spring term.
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.
Normally, faculty bring their regalia to the diploma ceremony sites. Please work with your department administrator if you require an alternate arrangement.
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.
A box lunch and beverages for faculty will be available following the 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.
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.