Information for Faculty

Brandeis University will hold its 66th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 21, 2017, 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 2017.

Attendance Registration

Please complete and submit the online Faculty Commencement Registration form to register and to order regalia, if needed. Registration assists us to plan for and coordinate a smooth-running event. The faculty registration deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Regalia Orders

The university will rent caps, gowns and hoods for you if you do not have your own regalia. Please complete and submit the online Faculty Commencement Registration form to let us know your needs. The faculty regalia registration order deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 27, 2017. Rentals include a black robe, hood with your school colors, and a cap.

If you have questions about regalia ordering, please email facultyregalia@brandeis.edu.

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.

If you would like to pick up your regalia in advance it will be available for pick up on Friday, May 19, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Concession Area at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.


Robing for Diploma Ceremonies

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


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.

Box Lunches

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


Tickets for Main Commencement Ceremony

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 pick tickets up from the Office of Conference and Event Services.

Faculty may 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 email when the ordering process is available.


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.

Back to top