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.

The 2020 Commencement Mass is on Saturday, May 16, at 5:00 p.m. The University Commencement Ceremony is on Sunday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m.

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)
Saturday, May 16 - times and locations

  • Academic Robe

Commencement Mass
Saturday, May 16 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 17 at 9:30 a.m. (faculty and rectors report to the north side of the Stadium Tunnel Gate  by 9:10 a.m.)

  • Academic Robe

Undergraduate Diploma Ceremonies
Sunday, May 17 in the afternoon

  • Academic Robe


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 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.