Graduation Participation Guidelines


According to the full-time instructor job description, one of the responsibilities of a full-time faculty member is to participate in activities which enhance the College’s service to students and to the community. Participation in graduation ceremonies is one way faculty meet this responsibility.

Because the College conducts only one graduation ceremony each year, all faculty are expected to march in cap and gown in the ceremony unless they are assisting with graduation in another capacity as a member of the graduation committee or as a volunteer or unless they are participating in or assisting with the Adult High School/GED ceremony.

If a faculty member is unable to participate in the graduation ceremony, the faculty member is expected to inform the division director. Exceptions to active participation in the graduation ceremony will be handled on an individual basis at the division level.


April 2011
(Reviewed November 2016)