FACULTY Participation

Commencement marks an important rite of passage in every student’s academic journey, and you, as faculty members, have been instrumental educators, mentors, and guides along the way. Your presence at this ceremony is a meaningful display of support as the University of Arizona confers degrees on over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students and formally welcomes them to the Wildcat family for life.

Commencement in Arizona Stadium is truly a festive occasion, where the UA community sends our students off to the next chapter of their lives in grand style, and as faculty, you get a front row seat! For a sneak peak of what it will be like to participate, visit this photo album and highlight videos from last year’s celebration.

Everything you need to know in order to participate in the Commencement ceremony, from what to wear to where to park, can be found on this page. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Jen Meyers Pickard, Assistant Vice President for Divisional Initiatives and Planning at meyers@email.arizona.edu.

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DATE: Friday, May 12, 2017

LOCATION: Bear Down Kitchen

      Located in the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility at the corner of Cherry Ave. and Enke Dr., next to Gate 3


      6:00 p.m. Faculty Check-In & Reception
                      Heavy appetizers will be served

      7:00 p.m. Faculty Line Up in Full Regalia

      7:30 p.m. Ceremony Begins
                      Ceremony estimated to last 90-120 minutes

      There will be no recessional. Faculty may leave after the conclusion of the ceremony before the firework show.

PARKING: Free at all garages and surface lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Cat Trans will be operating as well.


Full regalia is required to participate.

      If you own your regalia, we would love to see you in your colors! However, if you need to rent regalia, please click here.

      For additional information about custom regalia orders and rentals, please visit the UA BookStore Faculty Regalia web page.
      If you have any additional questions, Kathy Hamm is available to help!

      Kathy Hamm, Buyer
      Phone: 520-626-8317 | Fax: 520-621-9899
      Email: khamm@email.arizona.edu


  • No personal items allowed in Bear Down Kitchen/Lowell Stevens Football Facility. Please do not bring purses or bags unless they are small and easily concealable under regalia.
  • Wear comfortable, breathable business casual attire under regalia
  • Keep hydrated! Water bottles will be provided.


      Jen Pickard, Assistant Vice President for Divisional Initiatives and Planning