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Faculty Information

Faculty Regalia

Faculty are encouraged to wear regalia from their awarding institutions. Regalia is available for rent and purchase from the University Bookstore.


If you are attending the commencement ceremonies and need to rent regalia, please do so by using this link: Please set up an account on this website using a valid email address. The deadline for ordering faculty, PhD candidate & DPT candidate rental regalia for this semester's commencement is TBA.

Faculty regalia consists of mortar board, hood, gown, and tassel. A tam is not required, but you may rent one for an additional charge.

Please email Rebecca Contreras at with any questions or concerns. Or you may call the bookstore for information at 512-245-3945 or Rebecca’s office at the Fan Shop: 512-245-6629.

Absolutely NO orders will be accepted after the deadline and all orders must be placed online. Phone orders will no longer be accepted.

Rental regalia may be returned immediately following the ceremony to the bookstore booth at The University Events Center/Strahan Arena. Regalia may also be returned to the bookstore.


Regalia can be purchased from the University Bookstore for future ceremonies. Please contact the bookstore to set up an appointment for a fitting.

Parking at Commencement

If you choose to drive to commencement, please see the Faculty Parking Map below for driving routes and parking lot information.

Congratulating your Graduates

There are two great opportunities to meet with your graduates at commencement. Prior to the ceremony, you can see your graduates as they check in at Jowers Gyms 101 and 102. Following the ceremony, the graduates will recess into Sewell Park where they greet faculty, family, and friends.

Faculty Processional, Special Seating, and Recessional

Faculty will meet in Jowers Gym 101 one hour prior to the ceremony in order to line up for the processional. The Faculty Marshals will lead the faculty from Gym 101 and follow the Platform Party to the arena floor.

The Faculty will process down the center aisle, turn right in front of the platform, and then file into the Faculty Reserved Seating Area (Section C).

Click here for a map of the faculty processional and seating area.

The recessional will lead Faculty and candidates to Sewell Park. Faculty are invited to remain in the park to visit with candidates and their guests.

Marshal Instructions

Doctoral Marshal (PDF, 53 KB)
Faculty Marshal (PDF, 54 KB)
Graduate Marshal (PDF, 53 KB)
Mace Bearer (PDF, 51 KB)