Info for Faculty


Academic Procession

On the day of commencement, the faculty will gather Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium – lower level no later than 6:00 p.m. dressed in full academic regalia. The faculty should be ready to process at 6:40 p.m. before the start of the ceremony and will be announced to the audience prior to processing in.

Platform Party

The Platform Party and all other faculty attending the ceremony will assemble backstage at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium no later than 6:15 p.m. Attending faculty will be seated on stage, behind the Platform Party, and will process to their seats immediately after the Student Processional. Faculty should be lined up and prepared to process at 6:45 p.m.

The Platform Party processional will consist of selected University administrators, deans of the colleges and schools, members of the Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education, clergy, and Chancellor Kelly. The Chair of the Faculty Senate will lead the platform party processional. This group should be lined up and prepared to process at 6:50 p.m.