Commencement Info for Faculty

Kelly Huth, Sr. Administrative Coordinator

Attendance at the College Diploma Ceremony and University Commencement exercises is considered a professional responsibility for faculty members in the College of Arts and Letters.

In addition to the University graduation ceremony and College Diploma Ceremony, every department should sponsor a graduation event for their graduates, ideally including a brief ceremony that recognizes each student. Well-orchestrated and meaningful departmental celebrations are greatly appreciated by students and their families.

Mass and University Commencement Ceremony

Click here to view the 2024 Schedule of Events.

The Commencement Mass will begin at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday in the Purcell Pavilion of the Joyce Center with University President, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presiding. The academic processional will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The University Commencement Ceremony will begin with the Academic Processional into Notre Dame Stadium at 9:00 a.m. with the Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Faculty who plan to march in the academic procession at the University Commencement Ceremony should enter Notre Dame Stadium at the time given. Academic robes are required.

A small group of faculty marshals working with the Office of the Registrar will lead the students into the Stadium on Sunday morning. Faculty marshals will receive separate marshal instructions from the Office of the Registrar.

Tickets are not required for faculty participating in these events.

Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony

The College of Arts and Letters will hold a diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. All faculty are to meet in the Purcell Pavilion at Gate 8 by 1:25 p.m. in full academic regalia. The procession will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.

For those of you who will be attending both ceremonies, lunch will be available in Club Naimoli (enter through Gate 9) in the Joyce Center starting at 11:30 a.m.

The Stadium Bag Policy will be in effect. Hand-held fans are permitted.


Faculty are welcome to wear their own academic regalia.

For any regalia questions, please email Tricia Aschenbrenner.


If faculty have questions on or before Commencement Day, please email Kelly Huth.

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