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. You may also receive information from your college or department regarding additional ceremonies.

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.

Faculty and Rector Information:

Professional Ceremonies (Law, Graduate School, Graduate Business) and Undergraduate Diploma Ceremonies
Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 - times and locations

  • Academic Robe

Commencement Mass
Saturday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. (faculty assemble at 4:10 p.m. in the Joyce Center, North Dome)

  • Academic Robe

University Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. (faculty and rectors report to the north side of the Stadium Tunnel Gate  by 8:40 a.m.)

  • Academic Robe



Academic robes are required for the Commencement Mass, 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 was emailed to faculty on February 13. The deadline for ordering is April 8, 2023. Order on-line at https://undfaculty.shopoakhalli.com through April 8.  Orders after April 8 will include late fees. Payment will be required when you pick-up your rental gown at the bookstore May 15-19. All rental returns are requested to be returned the day of commencement.  Late return fees will be assessed after May 21.

If you need further instructions or have questions, please contact Trish Aschenbrenner at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore at 631-1399 or taschenb@nd.edu.

Rental of apparel pricing for 2016:

Notre Dame (blue doctoral)

  •   $51.00 - Gown
  •   $26.00 - Hood
  •   $41.00 - Tam
  • $118.00 - Unit (all three piece)

Non-Notre Dame (black)

  • $27.00 - Gown
  • $25.00 - Hood
  •   $8.00 - Cap 
  • $30.00 - Black Tam
  • $59.00 & Up - Units

Master's Regalia

  • $25.00 - Gown
  • $23.00 - Hood
  •   $8.00 - Cap
  • $55.00 - Unit (all three pieces)

Bachelor's Regalia

  • $21.00 - Gown
  • $22.00 - Bachelor hood
  •   $8.00 - Cap
  • $50.00 - Unit (all three pieces)


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