Honors Day Convocation Faculty Processional Information
THE ACADEMIC PROCESSION • HONORS DAY 2016
Banner Bearer - John Lomax
Grand Marshal - Jon Smalley
Faculty and Staff - Faculty and staff will assemble at 10:45 a.m. in the Field House, with the head of the column just inside the entrance doors to the east-west hallway leading to the Sports Center Convocation Center (north gymnasium). Persons arriving after the procession has begun to move should take places at the end of the columns. The procession will be under the direction of the Grand Marshal and University Marshals.
Platform Party - The platform party will robe in the second floor lounge in the Sports Center. Participants should arrive at 10:40 a.m. for robing and instructions. Following robing, participants will assemble under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs along the main north-south corridor on the ground floor at 11 a.m.
Processional - The faculty processional will begin at 11 a.m. Faculty will process in double file entering the convocation hall at the first entranceway to the north gymnasium. Initiates and members will have been entered previously and will be standing.
The double column of faculty will divide with the left column being seated to the left of the platform and the right column processing behind the initiates' and members' seating to the chairs at the right of the platform. When faculty members are in place, the University Marshals will return to their positions at the front of the faculty sections. All remain standing as a University Marshal escorts the platform party through the doors at the front of the convocation hall.
When the platform party is in place, the banner will be hung, and the Grand Marshal and Banner Bearer will move to their respective seats. All remain standing for the invocation.
Recessional - At the close of the benediction (audience stands), the Grand Marshal and the Banner Bearer move to the podium and place the banner on its staff. They will move from the platform to their left, and President DiBiasio follows them directly. The platform party follows and at floor level, the platform party will continue in single file to the exit of the convocation hall. The faculty recess when the platform party moves past the initial row of seats.