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Faculty Instructions

Useful information for faculty attending Commencement


Commencement Information

Date & Details

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2024

Location: Pensacola Bay Center, downtown Pensacola

Faculty should arrive 30-45 minutes before the ceremony's start. Plan for heavy traffic and congestion around the Pensacola Bay Center.

9:30 a.m.

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CASSH)
Lewis Bear Jr. College of Business (LBJCOB)
School of Education (SOE)

1:30 p.m.

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE)
Usha Kundu, MD College of Health (UKCOH)

5:30 p.m.

Graduate School (all Doctorates, Specialists and Masters graduates)

Parking Pass

Faculty must RSVP to receive a parking pass for reserved parking at the front of the center. Parking passes will be sent via campus mail one week before the ceremony for those who RSVP. Faculty should not wait until the last minute to request a parking pass as staff will be unable to provide passes the days immediately before the ceremonies. Reserved parking is limited so it is available on a first-come basis.

Faculty Sign In

Faculty should enter the Pensacola Bay Center through the front entrance left of the box office. All Faculty assemble in Room A to the left. There will be signs.


Light refreshments will be available before each ceremony.


There will be an alum line at the ceremony.


The ceremony will once again be webcast live. Those unable to attend the ceremony may view it in its entirety by accessing the link on the Commencement homepage. The link will not be active until the start of the ceremony.