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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 17, 2016, Bartels Hall
Ceremony 10:00am-11:15am, Newman Arena
Reception 11:15am-12:00pm, Ramin Room

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 Bartels Hall by noon

Ceremony Instructions

If you plan to process, please arrive at Bartels Hall by 9:45am at the latest to line up for the procession. Enter from the Campus Road side of Bartels Hall and turn right, just inside the entrance to go to the Class of 44 Room. You may leave your coat in that room. Ushers wearing red jackets will direct you, so feel free to ask where you are to line up for the procession.


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

order regalia

Faculty may order regalia online until November 29. 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; Saturday's distribution is in Bartels Hall.

Dec 15 (Thurs) - 163 Day Hall, 10am-5pm
Dec 16 (Fri) - 163 Day Hall, 10am-5pm
Dec 17 (Sat) - Bartels Hall, Class of 44 Room, 9am-10am

We encourage faculty to consider going to the distribution site to try on cap & gown to ensure correct sizes. The Commencement Office does not have the staff available to deliver or pick up borrowed regalia.

As always, this distribution process is coordinated and manned strictly by Cornell University staff volunteers. Thank you for assisting the Office of Commencement Events in making this process as smooth as possible.

Regalia Return - Saturday

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

Parking Information

Central campus will be open to all traffic and parking will be available to all, no matter what area your permit is for.

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Contact Information

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