The line of march Line-of-March 2017Rev 050817 is an APPROXIMATION of where you will be seated during the 2017 commencement ceremony. The faculty marshals this year are Michael Ramm and Jason Dockter, and they will direct you to the appropriate location during the seating process. There are 10 seats in a row, so, if there are last-minute no-shows or people line up a bit differently than what is listed (which is fine), you may be in a different row than what is designated in the line of march document.
The line of march will be posted in several locations on the ramp to refer to upon your arrival. Please line up according to that list. If you believe you should be somewhere else in the line or want to sit by someone specific, feel free to move there. No one monitors or checks the order of the lineup for faculty and administrators. Our goal is to have two equal lines. The only exception is faculty emeriti who will be lined up at the head of the line.
Commencement is a time when the focus is on our graduating students and their accomplishments. We appreciate your attendance at the ceremony and look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our students together.
PLEASE NOTE!!! Parking will be a challenge. Leave earlier than you had planned. Springfield is expecting several thousand people downtown the same evening as commencement for the Fat Ass 5K street party.