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Commencement Information for Faculty

Commencement Information for Faculty

Topper Walk and Commencement Ceremony

When: Thursday, May 4
Where: Kentucky Museum / Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
Parking: PS1 and PS2 (MAP)

Faculty should be dressed in regalia and should line up together at the Kentucky Museum at 6:00. The procession will begin at 6:30 and the ceremony will begin once the graduates have all been seated inside Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium. 

All faculty will process together and will lead the students from the Kentucky Museum down the Avenue of Champions and into Smith Stadium.  Faculty will be seated together.  The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour once all graduates have been seated.

Following the Commencement Ceremony, Faculty are invited to join the graduates and families at the Big Red Bash and Fireworks on South Lawn. There will be food and entertainment. Storage will be in Smith Stadium. Each faculty member that uses Smith as a holding area for regalia while they attend Big Red Bash, should take their regalia home that evening and return with it the following day for their individual ceremony.


Spring College Special Recognition Ceremonies

When:  Friday, May 5
Where: E.A. Diddle Arena
Parking: PS1, PS2, and PS3

Faculty should be dressed in regalia and will arrive at the time determined and communicated by the dean's office of your respective college.  Each college has a specific ceremony.  Students will be individually recognized at these ceremonies. 

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 Last Modified 1/17/23