Commencement Attendance Memorandum to Faculty


TO:          UNCG Faculty and Emerita & Emeritus Faculty FROM:   L. DiAnne Borders, Faculty Marshal RE:           December Commencement, Thursday, December 11, 2014 Please participate in the December commencement ceremony as it is a milestone in the lives of our graduates and a momentous occasion for the entire university. Graduates often let us know how much it meant to them to have had their professors present to witness their commencement. This commencement will adhere to the same general structure as past December commencements. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m., in the Greensboro Coliseum.

 Faculty Attendance

All faculty members (active and emeritus) are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony. Those who march in the processional are expected to wear academic regalia. The university bookstore’s deadline for faculty regalia rental is December 1. Because of the special seating arrangements, we must know how many of the faculty plan to participate. Visit and complete the online commencement participation form by Monday, December 1, 2014, to let us know whether or not you plan to march in the processional. A map of the Coliseum Complex that shows the faculty parking and assembly areas can be found at If you have any special needs or concerns about the accessibility of any area, please e‐mail Linda Dunston-Stacey,

 Assembly and Procession

The faculty will assemble in the Atrium beginning at 9:45 a.m. Please be robed, in line, and ready to march at 10:00 a.m. The faculty will be seated in special sections to the left and right of the graduates, who will be seated in chairs on the arena floor. You may safely leave your belongings in the assembly room, which will be secured during the ceremony.


Parking at the Coliseum is free to participants and their guests. Because there are no other scheduled events at the Coliseum on commencement morning, parking passes are not needed. In summary, I welcome you to UNCG’s December commencement. If you have any questions, please e‐mail Linda Dunston-Stacey at   Please visit for more information.   I look forward to seeing you at the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday, December 11.