Degrees will be conferred in this order:
Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Plant Medicine, and Doctor of Nursing Practice have a faculty escort who accompanies the graduate to the stage and back. Candidates whose escorts do not show up or who, for any other reason, do not have an escort are to immediately notify the marshals in the venue. When entering the venue, doctoral candidates and escorts proceed side by side with candidates walking on the left and escorts on the right. When the candidates are asked to stand, the faculty escorts remain seated.
Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Pharmacy candidates do not have escorts. These candidates enter the venue in single file order.
The presiding official recognizes advanced degree candidates as a group. After the group recognition, candidates are invited as a group to the stage for individual recognition. Marshals lead these groups to the stage. At the top of the steps, give your name scanning card to the marshal.
All candidates for bachelor's degrees will be presented as a group. When instructed, please move your tassel from right to left. Watch for the marshal's signal to indicate when your row is to stand and proceed single file to the stage. Give your name scanning card to the marshal when you reach the top of the steps so you can be recognized individually.