Faculty Information

It honors your students and is appreciated by their family members and friends when you fully participate in Commencement Weekend activities. There are two major University events during the weekend: the Commencement Mass and the University Commencement Ceremony.

Detailed faculty instructions will be emailed and available on this page in early May. Emeriti faculty are also invited to attend. Please follow the same instructions.


Academic robes are required for both the Commencement Mass and professional ceremonies, the 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 sent to you by the bookstore in March.

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