Commencement Instructions for Faculty

VU-Commencement-13-177

Undergraduate College Ceremony

Friday, May 9, 2014

10AM Ceremony starts

Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603

UG Commencement, Friday, May 9th – Faculty arrival time is 9:15 am at Mariners Church (ceremony starts at 10:00 am)

  • Please arrive dressed in your regalia no later than 9:15 am (Mariners is about a 15 minute drive from campus – see here for directions and parking instructions)
  • The campus is large and guests will have arrived already:  please leave some time to park and walk to the line-up location!
  • Faculty line-up will be at the north end of the worship center (see here for campus map)
  • Do not bring any personal belongings with you as there will be not be a place to store them
  • Faculty will process in one line following the marshal (Vince Gil) and those on the platform, faculty parents of graduates, and the Board (all seated in the faculty section)
  • You will fill in the reserved seats to the right of the graduates’ seating (see here for seating locations)
  • Faculty will recess out following those seated on the platform, in a single file line beginning with the row closest to the platform
  • When you exit the sanctuary please go directly to the flag for your students’ major/program.  This will help alleviate congestion as the students and guests are exiting (and will help them locate their flag).  A map of the flag locations will be placed in faculty programs and projected on the screen during the recessional.

Other notes:

  • As this is a ticketed event, make sure you arrive in your regalia (so you are easily identified as a participant and not a guest) and enter the sanctuary only at the faculty lineup location
  • Doors open at 8:30 am for guests
  • We will have programs at the line-up location when you arrive:  please don’t ask the ushers for one!

SPS & Graduate Programs Ceremony

Friday, May 9, 2014

4PM Ceremony starts

Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603

Grad-SPS Commencement, Friday, May 9th – Faculty arrival time is 3:15 pm at Mariners Church (ceremony starts at 4:00 pm)

  • Please arrive dressed in your regalia no later than 3:15 pm (Mariners is about a 15 minute drive from campus – see here for directions and parking instructions)
  • The campus is large and guests will have arrived already:  please leave some time to park and walk to the line-up location!
  • Faculty line-up will be at the north end of the worship center (see here for campus map)
  • Do not bring any personal belongings with you as there will be not be a place to store them
  • Faculty will process in one line following the marshal (Doug Petersen) and those on the platform, faculty parents of graduates, and the Board (all seated in the faculty section)
  • You will fill in the reserved seats to the right of the graduates’ seating (see here for seating locations)
  • Faculty will recess out following those seated on the platform, in a single file line beginning with the row closest to the platform
  • When you exit the sanctuary please go directly to the flag for your students’ major/program.  This will help alleviate congestion as the students and guests are exiting (and will help them locate their flag).  A map of the flag locations will be placed in faculty programs and projected on the screen during the recessional.

Other notes:

  • Doors open at 2:30 pm for guests
  • We will have programs at the line-up location when you arrive:  please don’t ask the ushers for one!

Questions?

Commencement Information Office
(714) 966-5441 | commencement@vanguard.edu