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Academic regalia are not provided by the university but can be rented or purchased through the University Store.
About a month before the ceremony, the Graduation Coordinator will send an Intent to Participate in Commencement invite card to all faculty and request that the response card is returned in order to provide proper seating for the faculty on stage.
The reserved parking area for faculty will be in the Sutliff lot. You can gain access to the Sutliff lot by using your BU faculty parking pass.
Please enter Haas Center for the Arts, through the back entrance, located near Columbia Hall.
Please plan to arrive in Haas Center for the Arts, Room 227, to robe in your regalia no later than one-half hour before the ceremony. At approximately 9:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. The faculty will line up in two rows. A graduation staff member will lead the faculty down the stairs to line up behind the Platform Party. One row will enter the auditorium from the center left door and the other will enter the auditorium from the center right door.
Once on stage, please remain standing while graduates are entering and until the moment of silent reflection (men should remove their caps prior to the singing of the National Anthem). Attendees will be requested to take their seats at the appropriate time. The ceremony will then progress and is expected to last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.