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FACULTY - Participation and Regalia

All faculty are welcome to attend the Recognition Event and to participate in the formal procession (wearing regalia), or attend as part of the audience. All faculty are invited to enjoy the reception immediately following the ceremony.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Barton Hall
Ceremony 10:00am-11:15am
Reception 11:15am-12:00pm

Schedule for Participating Faculty

9:30am - Arrive (by 9:45)
9:45am - Line up for procession (by 9:55)
10:00am - Ceremony begins with procession
11:15am - Reception to greet students & families
12:00pm - Return regalia in Barton Hall by noon

Ceremony Instructions

If you plan to march, please arrive at Barton Hall 9:30, 9:45am latest, to line up for the procession. Look for posted signs showing where to line up.


Faculty may borrow regalia at no cost. Borrowed items must be returned in Barton Hall immediately following the event.

Faculty may order regalia by submitting a request online before midnight November 15. After that date, please email the Commencement Office with your name and height. We do not need your hat size.

Regalia Pickup - Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Faculty may pick up their regalia order per the schedule below. Faculty who did not pre-order online may request regalia in person, but exact sizes cannot be guaranteed with walk-in orders.

Distribution on Thursday & Friday is at 163 DAY HALL

Distribution on Saturday is in Barton Hall

Dec 14 (Thurs) - 163 Day Hall, 10am-5pm
Dec 15 (Fri) - 163 Day Hall, 10am-5pm
Dec 16 (Sat) - Barton Hall, 9am-10am

Regalia Return - Saturday

Please RETURN REGALIA ON SATURDAY in BARTON HALL by noon. Look for the regalia return area, near where faculty line up for the procession.


Central campus roads will be open on Saturday, and parking will be available at no cost (weekday parking permits not needed).

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Contact Information

Commencement Office
B13 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9541