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Graduate Commencement

Information for Graduate School Faculty

Lewis & Clark Graduate School Commencement: Sunday, June 4, 2017

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Commencement Day Instructions for Graduate Faculty


Instructions Updated 04/27/17

Mobility and ASL Accommodations for Faculty

Faculty requesting accommodation should contact Sharon Chinn, Commencement Coordinator, by Friday, May 26, 2017.

On Commencement Sunday (June 4, 2017)
By 9 a.m.        

Arrive to campus, parking in the Lower Templeton Parking Lot

9:00 a.m.        

Catered Commencement Robing and Reception in the Trail Room, Templeton Campus Center (or in Pamplin Room 10, in case of “Rain Call;” located on the lower level of Pamplin Sports Complex—entering the building, the room is immediately to the left of the outside door leading to the football stadium).

9:40 a.m.        

At the direction of the faculty marshals, move to road between Gregg Memorial Pavilion and the Manor House (or to Pamplin Reception Desk, in case of “Rain Call”).

9:50 a.m.        

Honor the candidates for degrees as they pass and then join in the processional following the candidates and faculty marshals.

10:00 a.m.      


Once degree candidates have been hooded, exited the platform, and have had their photo taken in front of the Manor House screen, program faculty are welcome to stand and offer congratulations. Degree candidates unable to shake hands or hug have been instructed to greet platform party members and faculty holding their diplomas with both hands or with their right hand over their hearts.

11:30 a.m.              

Following the bagpiper, mace bearer, and platform party, join in the recessional (with the faculty marshals at the lead).


Reception in the Manor House Circle (or in Stamm Dining Hall, in case of “Rain Call”).

Mace Bearer
  • Carol Doyle Associate Professor
Faculty Marshals
  • Elena Lilles Diamond Assistant Professor
  • Sue Feldman Assistant Professor
Student Marshals
  • Lina Darwich Assistant Professor
  • Liza Finkel Associate Professor
  • Linda Griffin Associate Professor
  • Stella Kerl-McClain Associate Professor
  • Peter Mortola Professor
Doctoral Committee Chairs
  • Sue Feldman Assistant Professor
  • Liza Finkel Associate Professor
  • Mollie Galloway Associate Professor
  • Dyan Watson Associate Professor
From the Lewis & Clark Faculty Handbook:

3.9.2 B #1 [Graduate School of Education and Counseling] Faculty members are expected to participate in commencement exercises and activities.