Information for Faculty

Mass and University Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Mass will begin at 5:00 p.m.. EDT on Saturday, May 14, in the Purcell Pavilion of the Joyce Center with University President, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presiding. The academic processional will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The University Commencement Ceremony will begin with the Academic Processional into Notre Dame Stadium at 9:00 a.m. with the Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Faculty who plan to march in the academic procession at the University Commencement Ceremony should enter Notre Dame Stadium at the time given.  Academic robes are required.

A small group of faculty marshals working with the Office of the Registrar will lead the students into the Stadium on Sunday morning. Faculty marshals will receive separate marshal instructions from the Office of the Registrar.

Tickets are not required for faculty participating in these events.

Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony

The College of Arts and Letters will hold a diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. All faculty are to meet in the Purcell Pavilion at Gate 8 by 1:25 p.m. in full academic regalia. The procession will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.  

For those of you who will be attending both ceremonies, box lunches will be available in the Gate 8 Gym (Room A106) in the Joyce Center starting at 11:30 a.m. 

The Stadium Bag Policy will be in effect. Hand-held fans are permitted.


Faculty are welcome to wear their own academic regalia.  

For any regalia questions, please email Tricia Aschenbrenner.


If faculty have questions on or before Commencement Day, please contact Your question will be forwarded to the appropriate person.