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Faculty Information

Faculty Regalia

Faculty are encouraged to wear regalia from their awarding institutions. Regalia is available for rent online from the company Balfour.

From Balfour:

Regalia services for Texas State University are provided by Balfour. If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, please contact us.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-370-0931 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST), Monday-Friday or email us at

To better serve you, please include your name, the institution name you are attending, and a short message regarding your concern. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Regalia may be returned after the ceremony to The Bobcat Store booth in the concourse of the University Events Center, returned to The Bobcat Store, or mailed back to Balfour.

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 (as indicated on the map below).

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

Mace Bearer Instructions

Mace Bearer (PDF, 64 KB)