Information for Faculty

Friday, May 17

Faculty Luncheon

  • Location:  Curley Exhange, Bartley Hall
  • Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Line Up for Procession: 3:45 p.m., Finneran Pavilion

Faculty are invited to a casual luncheon prior to the University Ceremony.  The luncheon will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Curley Exchange, Bartley Hall.  

Faculty are asked to report to the Finneran Pavilion by 3:45pm to line up for the Academic Procession, which will begin by 4:15 p.m.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

  • Location: Villanova Stadium
  • Attire: Academic Regalia
  • Time to Report:  3:45 p.m., Finneran Pavilion  
  • Ceremony Begins: 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

College of Engineering

Engineering faculty should gather in academic attire at the Grotto by 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. 

M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

Nursing faculty should report to the ground floor of Driscoll Hall at 8:30 a.m. to line up in academic regalia on Saturday, May 18.

Villanova School of Business

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

CLAS faculty should report with their academic regalia to the lower level of Finneran Pavilion (Fitzgerald Club) no later than 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.

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College of Professional Studies

College of Professional Studies faculty should report to the ground floor of the Connelly Center outside of the Cinema at 8:30 a.m. in academic attire on Saturday, May 18.

Hospitality for Faculty

There will be a hospitality area for faculty in the Finneran Pavilion on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Faculty may enjoy refreshments and a light lunch prior to the Graduate Commencement Ceremony.  

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Faculty should report in academic attire to the Fitzgerald Club, in the lower level of the Finneran Pavilion, by 12:15 p.m. to line up for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony.  

Baccalaureate Mass

  • Location: Campus Green
  • Attire:  Academic Regalia requested
  • Time to Report: 4:00 p.m., Mass at 4:30 p.m.
  • Where to Report: Walkway between St. Rita's and Alumni Halls to participate in procession
  • Weather Contingency: Finneran Pavilion

Other Information

Parking

Faculty are asked to arrive to campus early both Friday and Saturday due to the amount of guests.  Faculty should be aware of all parking notices from Public Safety and utilize the entrances dedicated to faculty parking for the weekend, which may be different than normal access.  We encourage public transportation, if possible.  

Academic Regalia

Rental Information

Oak Hall Company will be providing academic attire for faculty and staff who wish to rent caps, gowns, and hoods for Commencement.

  • Master’s Attire:  $14.50 for cap/gown and $14.50 for hood
  • PhD Attire: $15.00 for cap/gown and $15.00 for hood

Order forms are available online by clicking here to visit Oak Hall's website.  

Pickup

Academic attire will be picked up at the University Shop. Academic Regalia must be returned to the University Shop, Kennedy Hall. 

Purchase Information

Craft Clothes is offering academic attire (new and used) at reasonable prices.  Contact Craft Clothes directly for specific details and prices.

Craft Clothes

247 West 37th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY  10018, Telephone: (212) 764-6122, Fax: (212) 997-7318.

Package Description for New Robes:

  • Full PhD regalia with mortarboard style hat. Degree colors are guaranteed, school colors are not guaranteed - $120*
  • Full PhD regalia, mortarboard style hat. Correct degree colors and school colors - $135*
  • Full PhD regalia with new velvet tam (soft) hat. Degree colors are guaranteed, school colors are not guaranteed - $235*
  • Full PhD regalia with velvet tam (soft) hat. Correct degree colors and school colors - $250*

Package Description for Used Robes:

  • Overbrook - Full PhD regalia (slightly used) with mortarboard style hat. Degree colors are guaranteed, school colors are not guaranteed - $120*
  • Merion - Full PhD regalia, slightly used robe, mortarboard style hat. New hood with correct school and degree colors - $215*
  • Narberth - Full PhD regalia, slightly used robe and hood. New velvet tam (soft) hat. Degree colors are guaranteed, school colors not guaranteed - $230*
  • Wynnewood - Full PhD regalia, slightly used robe. New velvet tam (soft) hat. New hood with correct school and degree colors - $325*

*Please contact Craft Clothes directly for current price and availability