This email is sent to you on behalf of Dr. Phyllis Dawkins:
I am asking all professional staff with a masters degree or higher to RSVP to Ms. Cynthia Carter by the end of the day tomorrow, Tuesday, May 1st. In order to march you must be in full academic regalia. Faculty and professional staff will assemble in Stern Hall.
M E M O R A N D U M
TO: Faculty, Professional Staff and Senior CabinetFROM: Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Ph.D., Provost
RE: BACCALAUREATE/COMMENCEMENT SERVICES MAY 4-5, 2012
DATE: April 26, 2012
REHEARSAL: MARSHALS, SENIOR CABINET AND SENIOR CLASSThursday, May 3rd
9:00 a.m. - Marshals and senior class will meet in the Chapel
9:30 a.m. - Senior Cabinet will assemble on commencement stage in front of Kearny Hall
COMMENCEMENT AND BACCALAUREATE LINE-UPThe faculty will assemble in academic regalia for both ceremonies in front of Stern Hall. The Faculty Marshals will arrange the order of the processions 15 minutes prior to the procession and will lead faculty and professional staff members to their reserved seats. The procession for Baccalaureate Service will begin promptly at 5:45 p.m. and Commencement at 7:45 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL STAFFProfessional staff with a masters degree or higher will march behind the faculty.
FACULTY AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE RESERVED SEATING AREA ONCE THE PROGRAMS HAVE BEGUN.
In the RECESSIONALS, the platform party will proceed followed by the faculty, professional staff, and then the seniors. Males should remove their caps prior to the invocation and place them on their heads just before marching out, after the benediction.
ATTIREWomen should be careful that visible clothing harmonizes with the gown. Dark dress shoes with a comfortable heel are a good choice. Slacks, if worn, should be in a dark color. Stockings, if worn, should be skin-toned. The V-neck of the gown looks best over a blouse with a neckline that doesn’t show. Other options are a jewel-necked blouse or one with a collar that can be tucked under the neck of the gown. Avoid turtleneck tops or anything that spills out over the gown. Simple tailored jewelry such as button- or stud-style earrings looks best. An understated necklace that falls to the base of the neck or a strand of pearls is permissible.
Men should wear dress shoes and socks with dark trousers. A necktie or bowtie on a crisply pressed white shirt complement the costume and looks polished.