Commencement Faculty

All faculty are invited to join in the celebration of students' achievements by participating in the commencement ceremonies in the O'Pake Fieldhouse this May. A ceremony for 2020 graduates will take place on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 6 p.m., followed by three ceremonies on Saturday, May 8, 2021, and two ceremonies on Sunday, May 9, 2021. All ceremonies will take place in the O’Pake Fieldhouse.

  • Academic Attire

    Academic attire is required for all personnel participating in the commencement program. In keeping with KU pride, the university will provide maroon rental attire to all personnel in need of regalia.

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 is the deadline to order regalia for commencement (required for participation).  Faculty with their own regalia can reserve a seat and/or a place in the Faculty Honor Guard through April 15. Click on the following link to reserve your seat: Commencement R.S.V.P. form. 

    Questions about ordering regalia or purchasing custom regalia should be directed to Laurel Walker by phone at 610-683-4090, or via email at lwalker@kutztown.edu. Click here for information about plus size gowns.

    Rented attire may be picked up in Room 170, McFarland Student Union, starting May 4 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Rented regalia must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to a KUSSI representative in the faculty robing area.

  • Robing Area

    Faculty participating in commencement are to report to the robing area by the following times:

    Friday at 5 p.m. for the Class of 2020.

    Saturday at 8 a.m. for College of Business

    Saturday at 12 pm for College of Visual & Performing Arts

    Saturday at 4 pm for College of Education

    Sunday at 11 am for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Biology, Computer Science, English, General Studies, Geography, History, Math, Modern Languages, Physical Sciences, Philosophy, and Political Science.

         Sunday at 4 p.m. for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
         Majors: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.

  • Line of March

    Class of 2020 Commencement - Friday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m.:

    Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 5:45 p.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process. 

    College of Business - Saturday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m

    Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 8:45 a.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process. 

    College of Visual & Performing Arts - Saturday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m.

    Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 12:45 p.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process. 

    College of Education - Saturday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m.

    Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 4:45 p.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process. 

    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Sunday, May 9 at 12 p.m.

    Biology, Computer Science, English, General Studies, Geography, History, Math, Modern Languages, Physical Sciences, Philosophy, and Political Science.

    Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 11:45 a.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process. 

    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Sunday, May 9 at 4 p.m.

    Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.

    Faculty and staff will line up in the hallway promptly at 3:45 p.m. Immediately prior to the formal start of the procession, faculty will form two lines directly inside the arena through which candidates will process. 

    The line of march will proceed as follows:

    • Degree candidates will lead the procession followed by faculty and platform participants
    • The procession will enter the O’Pake Fieldhouse. Usher Marshals will direct the faculty to assigned seats.

    When the ceremony is over, participants will exit the O’Pake Fieldhouse in the following order:

    1. Platform Guests
    2. Faculty
    3. Degree Recipients
  • Procession Marshals

    Dr. Anne Carroll, Dean, College of Business

    Dr. Paige M. Brookins, Assistant Dean, College of Business

    Kim O'Neill, Assistant Dean, College of Business

     

    Dr. John Ward, Dean, College of Education & Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

    Dr. Carissa Pokorny-Golden, Associate Dean, College of Education

     

    Dr. David Beougher, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Dr. Laurie McMillan, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Dr. Janice Chernekoff, Assistant to the Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     

    Dr. Michelle Kiec, Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts

    Dr. Bradley Shope, Associate Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts

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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein