Faculty and Platform Party
The Platform Party includes the UCI Chancellor, Executive Vice
Chancellor and Provost, Deans, distinguished speakers, student
speakers, Marshals, Readers and additional faculty from the school.
Any faculty member not participating in the ceremony requires a ticket for entry into the Bren Events Center. Faculty tickets may be obtained from their school’s academic counselors prior to Friday, June 14, 2013.
- What time do I arrive? »
One hour before the ceremony time.
- Where do I go? »
Robing Room, located in the Koll Room on the lower level of the Bren Events Center.
- Where do I park? »
For joint undergraduate and masters ceremonies and The Paul Merage School of Business commencement ceremony only :
Parking Lot 6A, on the lower level of the Bren Events Center, is held for faculty and speakers. Traffic may be congested; if you live on campus, please consider walking or biking. Be aware that you may be diverted to another lot due to traffic congestion.
Graduate Division Hooding ceremony faculty:
Please park in Mesa Parking Structure.
For further information, please contact the Commencement Office at email@example.com.
- How long is the ceremony? »
Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the number of graduates.
- Will there be refreshments? »
Food and beverages will be available in the Robing Room.
- How do I order my cap and gown? »
Contact the UCI Alumni Association at 949.824.4092 by April 12, 2013 for cap and gown rentals.
- If I have a disability, what should I do? »
Please contact the Commencement Office at (949) 824-4238.
- Who is in the Platform Party? »
Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, deans, distinguished speakers, student speakers, Marshals, Readers and additional faculty. They are led down the center aisle and onto the stage.
- Who and what are the roles of the Marshals? »
Marshals are faculty – with the exception of the Mace Marshal who is a member of the Alumni Association Board – who lead their particular group down the aisles. The University Marshal (second person down the center aisle following the Mace Marshal) opens the ceremony with a few scripted words. The Master's and Bachelor’s Marshals follow. The Platform Party Marshal leads the Platform Party and faculty down the center aisle and onto the stage.
- Who and what are the roles of the Readers? »
Faculty members read the names of Master's and Bachelor’s candidates as the graduates walk across the stage to shake hands and have their photograph taken with the Shaker.
- Who and what are the roles of the Shakers? »
Shakers are the Dean and Associate Dean of each School, who shake hands with each candidate after their name is read.