Official commencement stage party invitations and RSVP requests are sent to the university President, Provost, Vice Presidents, the Chair of the Faculty Senate, the Dean of each College/School, and Department Heads.
Invitations are sent after the commencement schedule is set for the semester via email, based on a list from Faculty Affairs that denotes the individuals and their direct assistants.
Please note, formal invitations are not sent to individual faculty. Department Heads are encouraged to invite their faculty to participate in commencement.
The week prior to graduation, a day of details letter is sent to individuals that have RSVP’d to participate in the Stage Party.
Stage Party Members are requests to be robed and in line at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
The ceremony will begin with the stage party processional and will conclude with a recessional. Stage party members will be seated on stage and are expected to stay for the duration of the commencement ceremony.