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.

Please review the detailed faculty and rector instructions for both the Mass and the University Commencement Ceremony prior to Commencement Weekend.

Faculty and Rector Information:

Professional Ceremonies (Law, Graduate School, Graduate Business) and Undergraduate Diploma Ceremonies
Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 - times and locations

  • Academic Robe

Commencement Mass
Saturday, May 14 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 15 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 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 was emailed to faculty on March 14. The deadline for ordering was April 8, 2022. Please contact the bookstore at supplies@nd.edu if you have any questions.


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.