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Deans and Faculty

Commencement is the opportunity to congratulate our graduates as they celebrate their day. Please join us in the faculty processional and greeting students as they exit the stage.

Faculty interested in participating or attending the ceremony can sign up here.

Faculty Commencement Ceremonies Roles

Faculty Processional/Greeting Line
Faculty that do not wish to participate as a marshal or assembling students, will need to confirm their seating attendance and arrive one hour prior to the ceremony. Seating will be in designated Faculty section at front of stage. Faculty will then proceed to the congratulatory college line during ceremony.
Assembling Students  Faculty can assist in the ceremony by lining up students within their college. Students check in and then are directed to their college line. The assemblers will ensure the students are lined up numerically. This is a great opportunity to see all the graduates from your college prior to the ceremony.
Faculty Marshal Our faculty marshals are essential to the ceremony and ensure students get to their seats. This position is a great honor to lead graduates to the stage to receive their accolades. There are three positions available for each college in this role.

Graduate Commencement Ceremony Information

  • The ceremony is on Friday, December 13, 2019, and will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  • Faculty that are hooding a Doctoral student should arrive at the South side of the Pan American Center concourse and you will be directed to line up.
  • Faculty attending the ceremony will be directed to the floor for seating.
  • A riser will be provided on the stage for faculty members that will be hooding their Doctoral Candidates. The candidate should stand directly in front of the riser; the faculty member should stand on the riser. The dean will hand the hood to the adviser, who will proceed to hood the candidate.
  • If attending as a guest or hooding a candidate for degree, please RSVP online here for your preferred role.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Information

Additional Information

  • Regalia is available for rent or purchase with the NMSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
  • Academic Deans will be seated on the stage and will receive further information from the President’s Office.
  • Please be aware of our security measures.

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