Commencement Information for Faculty

Schedule Modifications for 2011

Please consult the Commencement web page for the complete Commencement schedule.  http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/events/commencement

There have been modifications to the schedule on Saturday to accommodate the addition of “Discussions with Honored Guests”  on Saturday afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall.

President’s Luncheon

The President’s Luncheon in honor of the Senior Class will be held on Saturday, May 21 in Proctor and Ross Dining Halls at 12:00 p.m.  All seniors and their guests are invited to attend.  Faculty are invited to attend as well.

Commencement exercises

Commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 10:00 a.m. on the Central College Lawn (in the vicinity of Munroe and Voter Halls), rain or shine.  Please come prepared for any kind of weather, and please wear shoes appropriate for damp, grassy terrain.  Faculty members are requested to march in the Commencement procession in academic regalia.  The College will pay the regalia rental fees for all untenured members of the faculty.  The enclosed regalia order form should be returned to the College Store by FRIDAY, APRIL 22, and you are responsible for picking up your gown at the College Store starting on Wednesday, May 18.

Although the College pays the cost of renting academic gowns for all untenured faculty who do not have their own regalia, tenured faculty are expected to assume rental costs themselves or purchase academic robes.  In the hope of making it easier for faculty to buy their own gowns, we are happy to offer a loan program for the purchase of academic regalia. If you purchase your gown through the College Store, we will pay the initial cost and deduct the purchase price at a rate of $10 per paycheck until the gown is paid for. This program is open to all faculty, tenured or untenured, and does not change our policy regarding the rental of academic gowns.  Please contact the College Store (x2673) for further instructions.

Faculty may robe and store belongings in Old Chapel 206.  The faculty procession will form promptly at 9:30 a.m., on the east side of Old Chapel on the diagonal sidewalk between Warner and the Library.  The faculty procession will face Old Chapel.

Faculty Marshals for this year’s Commencement are Faculty Marshals for this year’s Commencement are Laurie L. Essig, Bertram N. Johnson, Matthew O. Kimble, and Hedya Klein. Two Faculty Marshals and the department chairpersons (or their designates) will lead the faculty procession.  Emeriti faculty will follow, and then the remaining members of the teaching faculty.  Seats for faculty will be provided on the flanks of the stage facing the platform, and Commencement programs will be available at the back of each tent.  Members of the faculty will be seated by the Faculty Marshals.

After the Commencement exercises there will be a luncheon on Mead Chapel Lawn for graduates and their guests.  All faculty and their spouses and partners are invited.  In the event of inclement weather, the luncheon will be held in Atwater and Ross dining halls.

The Academic Regalia form can also be found on the web at the following address:

http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/events/commencement/faculty