Instructions

Emeriti, faculty and the platform party for fall convocation will meet in Severance Hall before the ceremony begins. Please find your group and familiarize yourself with the processional instructions before the day of the event.

Emeriti

3:45 p.m. Emeriti faculty* will robe in the Taplin Room.

4:15 p.m. Emeriti will walk inside the Main Hall and assemble in the Grand Foyer, where they will wait for the faculty procession.

Emeriti will follow the banner guard and lead the faculty inside the Main Hall, double file, except when reaching the side aisles, when the formation will split and march single file down the respective aisles and enter their assigned row.

*If members of the emeriti cannot march the full route with the procession, they can walk directly to the auditorium to take their seats.

Faculty

3:45 p.m. Faculty should line up double file in Smith Lobby of Severance Hall (ground level), following the list provided by Donor Relations and University Events. The Distinguished University Professors who will be recognized during the 2014 ceremony will march with the platform party and should report to the First Energy Room and march with the platform party (see below). Distinguished University Professors recognized prior to 2014 should march with the faculty who line up in the Smith Lobby of Severance Hall.

4:15 p.m. Faculty marshals should exit Smith Lobby facing Euclid Avenue and process down the sidewalk and split formation to line up on either side of the grand staircase outside Severance Hall.

Once the faculty lines are in position on the grand staircase, Donor Relations and University Events will provide a cue to the platform party to begin the procession down Euclid Avenue and pass through the two columns of faculty. The platform party will enter the Grand Foyer followed by the banner guard, emeriti and faculty.

When faculty lines reach the Grand Foyer, they will pause and allow the emeriti to join the line behind the banner guard and lead into the main hall.

The procession will always march double file and enter through center doorways, but will split formation and march single file via the side aisles. The faculty will be seated in the audience in reserved seats in the center section of the orchestra level behind the emeriti.

Platform Party

3:45 p.m. Platform party will assemble in the First Energy Room inside Severance Hall.

4:20 p.m. Platform party will exit the building facing Euclid Avenue, assembling with the banner guard on the terrace in double file lines. (In case of inclement weather, the procession will line up in the Taplin Room and process downstairs through the Smith Lobby.) The faculty will be lined up on the exterior grand staircase of Severance Hall and the platform party will pass through this configuration.

The procession will march two abreast, except when reaching the back of the Main Hall side aisles. At that point the formation will split and march single file down the respective aisles and up the stage side staircases to the appropriate seats. Each seat on stage will have a name tent to indicate the proper seating arrangement.

The Distinguished University Professors who will be recognized during the 2014 ceremony will march with the platform party and should report to the First Energy Room. Distinguished University Professors recognized prior to 2014 should march with the faculty who line up in the Smith Lobby of Severance Hall (see above).