M E M O R A N D U M
FROM: Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Ph.D. Provost
RE: Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises
DATE: April 18, 2012
As you are aware, participation in institutional ceremonies is a primary obligation of full-time faculty members at Dillard University; and, as a result, all full-time faculty are required to be in attendance. Should a personal emergency arise that would interfere with attendance at these ceremonies, faculty should contact me directly.
The 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 staff members to their reserved seats. The processions will begin promptly at 5:50 p.m., and 7:50 a.m., respectively.
FACULTY AND 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, 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.
Dark colors are required for all participants in the academic processions. Please consider keeping accessories to a minimum with your academic regalia.