Faculty Information

It honors your students and is appreciated by their family members and friends when you fully participate in Commencement Weekend activities. I would draw your attention to the two major University events during the weekend, the Commencement Mass and the University Commencement Ceremony.

The 2017 Commencement Mass is on Saturday, May 20, at 5:00 p.m. The University Commencement Ceremony is on Sunday, May 21, at 9:00 a.m.

Detailed faculty instructions will be emailed and available on this page in early May.


Academic robes are required for both the Saturday Commencement Mass and professional ceremonies, the Sunday University Commencement Ceremony, and the individual undergraduate college diploma ceremonies.

If you do not plan to use your own cap and gown, you can order a cap and gown rental at the bookstore. Ordering information will be available in March.


Note: Faculty Marshals will only be reimbursed for the non-Notre Dame black doctoral, master's, or bachelor's regalia.