University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Faculty invited to participate in winter commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14

I invite members of the faculty to participate in UND’s Winter Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 14. Two ceremonies will be held and faculty members are encouraged to march in academic regalia in one or both events.

Faculty members can rent regalia through the Bookstore. The deadline for rentals is Nov. 30. Inquiries about regalia rentals should be directed to Kelsie Edwards at the Bookstore at 777.2109.

The ceremony for all professional and graduate degrees will begin at 10 a.m. and all undergraduate degrees will be awarded at the ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Both events will be held in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty members should report to the lower level of the auditorium no later than 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony to get dressed in their regalia. A University marshal and staff volunteer will be on hand to direct faculty to their places in the procession.

Faculty participating in the morning ceremony will line-up in the rehearsal room located on the lower level of the Auditorium. Faculty participating in the afternoon ceremony will assemble in Foyer outside of Door A on the main level of the Auditorium.

Please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events at 777.2724 by Wednesday, Dec. 12, or e-mail Jan Flatin at if you plan to participate so that the appropriate number of seats can be reserved on the stage. When responding, please make sure to indicate if you will be participating in one or both ceremonies.

-- Robert O. Kelley, President.

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