For Faculty

Please continue to check this page for the most detailed and up-to-date information regarding commencement and baccalaureate. 

New for this year:

  • Arrival for robing will now be held in IDC Lobby.
  • Both events will be held under the tent on Berman Lawn.
  • Due to the location change for the Baccalaureate, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the event and seating is available on a first come, first served basis
  • Procession for Commencement will not be organized by rank this year. You will be instructed to form two equal lines to process. Please follow the instructions of the Marshals.

Baccalaureate - Friday, May 13

This year the Baccalaureate Service will be on Friday, May 13  under the graduation tent on the Berman Lawn at 4 p.m.

Faculty are invited to attend the ceremony and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. A reception in Olin Plaza will follow the ceremony. 

Commencement - Saturday, May 14

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. – rain or shine - under the tent on the Berman Museum lawn. Faculty will begin to assemble at 8:30 a.m. in the IDC lobby. The procession will begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be a reception following the ceremony in Olin Plaza. 

  • All full-time faculty members are expected to participate in Commencement unless formally excused by the Dean of the College. This year, faculty will be seated in the grass in front of the graduates. To ensure that we have the right number of chairs set up, please notify doffice@ursinus.edu by noon on Friday, May 6, with your regrets only.  
  • If you need to rent academic regalia, please contact the bookstore by Friday, April 22; return regalia to the bookstore by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Academic Procession

  • The procession will begin at 9:30 a.m. Light hospitality will be provided in the IDC lobby. 
  • Procession for Commencement will not be organized by rank this year. You will be instructed to form two equal lines to process. Please follow the instructions of the Marshals. 

The following groups will be robing in this location:

  • Associate Professors, Professors, Emeriti
  • Assistant Professors and others
  • Platform
  • Trustees
  • Alumni Flag Carriers 

Reception

A celebratory reception for graduates and their guests will be held on campus after Commencement in Olin Plaza. Faculty are invited and encouraged to attend. 

Traffic

  • Allow extra time for arrival due to traffic.
  • Main Street will be open until 9:30 a.m. and heavy traffic is expected.
  • The main campus drive (adjacent to the Schellhase Commons) will be closed, and traffic will be routed to 5th and 9th Avenues. Please plan accordingly.
  • The section of Main Street between 5th and 9th Avenues will be closed to traffic during the commencement ceremony (9:30 a.m. - noon).

Questions?

Please contact dooffice@ursinus.edu or Jordan Scharaga