For Faculty

Congratulations on another successful academic year!


Seating for Participating Faculty

The Faculty, President's Cabinet, and platform party (Trustees, President, and Commencement speaker) will wear academic regalia and sit on the stage, under the tent, for the duration of the ceremony. The Office of Academic Affairs will provide faculty with detailed instructions on how to process into the tent in advance of Commencement day.

Regalia Rental Information for Faculty

1. Should you need to rent regalia, complete the Regalia Rental Order Form (even if your order has not changed since last year) and return toMacKenzie Tastan, Bookstore Manager*. To ensure delivery prior to Commencement, it is recommended all orders be turned in to the Bookstore no later than Friday, March 22, 2019**. If you’re interested in purchasing fine quality regalia, please contact the Bookstore in January or February to ensure production and delivery before Commencement; all fine quality gowns are custom made to your measurements.

2. Pay by cash, check, or credit card for your rental at the Bookstore.

3. Pick up your regalia at the Bookstore during normal business hours when you have been notified of its arrival. Hanging it up will release wrinkles; if necessary, use an iron or steamer on low.

*If you are unable to visit the bookstore in person to place your order, complete and submit this Credit Card Authorization Form to MacKenzie Tastan, Bookstore Manager, at

**Note doctoral hoods may take up to 8 weeks to ship.

Faculty Parking

Faculty parking will be available in the Angelico, Creekside, and Edgehill Mansion lots. The Angelico lot will close to all vehicle traffic at 9:00 a.m. before the procession begins.


Friday, May 17th

3:00 p.m.


The annual Baccalaureate Mass will be held at St. Raphael's Church, 1104 Fifth Avenue, in downtown San Rafael. This service is open to all students and faculty of any faith, and is a prayerful celebration of the accomplishments of our graduating seniors.

Saturday, May 18th

9:20 a.m.

Commencement Day

Gather to line up in the driveway between the red barns (former nursing skills labs), dressed in regalia and ready to march at 9:20am.

10:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony

Commencement exercises will be held under a tent on the old field at Forest Meadows and will begin at 10:00 a.m. The tent will protect everyone from the sunshine or potential rain. The Faculty, President's Cabinet and platform party (trustees, President, and Commencement speaker) will be seated on the stage for the duration of the ceremony. We expect all full-time faculty members to attend Commencement and have included all of you in the count for chairs on stage; adjunct faculty members are most welcome to participate.

12:15-3:15 p.m. Commencement BBQ

Enjoy a special lunch for graduates, families and friends on campus. Advance tickets are $18 per person.