Academic Procession Participation

Academic Procession

Current and Emeriti faculty are cordially invited to participate in the academic procession at the University’s Commencement on Sunday, May 12, 2024. Commencement is an all-University celebration, and faculty are an important part of this traditional academic ceremony. It means a great deal to the graduates and their families to have you share their accomplishment with them.

If you plan to participate in the academic procession at Commencement, please review the important details below and then register via the form at the bottom of the page no later than April 12. Your registration will allow the Office of Major Events to confirm your participation and plan ample seating.

Please note the Academic Procession Participation Form submissions have closed. If you have questions or are planning to participate in Commencement after the deadline, please contact the Office of Major Events at


Please note, your home parking lot permit is not valid on Commencement Day. Prior to commencement week, all faculty who complete and submit the Faculty Participation Form below will receive more details about parking for commencement day. Shuttle Service is also available for all attendees and participants throughout Commencement weekend.

Academic Regalia Required

If you do not have your own academic regalia and plan to participate in Commencement on Sunday, May 12, please contact the Campus Store in Schine Student Center to receive rented regalia. Orders for regalia for faculty that represent a university other than Syracuse University must be placed by March 27. After this date, faculty borrowing regalia will receive the Syracuse University PhD hood with a gown and tam.

Purchase Regalia

Faculty who prefer to purchase their own academic regalia should contact the Syracuse University Campus Store. Please allow a minimum of eight weeks for delivery.

Academic Procession Assembly

Location: Club 44, JMA Wireless Dome

Academic Procession Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

Assembly Time: 8:45 a.m.

Academic Participation Form

Complete the form