Commencement Information for Faculty


Faculty in Robes

Luncheon for Seniors & Guests

The luncheon in honor of the Senior Class will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018. All seniors and their guests are invited to attend. Faculty are invited to attend as well.

Commencement Exercises

Commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. on the central campus lawn (in the vicinity of Munroe and Voter Halls), rain or shine. Please come prepared all weather conditions, and wear shoes appropriate for damp, grassy terrain. All Middlebury faculty members are encouraged to participate in the Commencement exercises. Those planning to attend should dress in academic regalia.

Faculty may robe and store belongings in Old Chapel 206. The faculty procession will form promptly at 9:30 a.m., on the east side of Old Chapel on the diagonal sidewalk between Warner and the Library. The faculty procession will face Old Chapel.

Commencement Faculty Marshals are appointed in February.  Two Faculty Marshals and the department chairpersons (or their designates) will lead the faculty procession. Emeriti faculty will follow, and then the remaining members of the teaching faculty. Seats for faculty will be provided on the flanks of the stage facing the platform, and Commencement programs will be available at the back of each tent. Members of the faculty will be seated by the Faculty Marshals.

Commencement Luncheon

After the Commencement exercises there will be a luncheon on Mead Chapel Lawn for graduates and their guests. All faculty and their spouses and partners are invited. In the event of inclement weather, the luncheon will be held in dining halls.

Ordering Regalia

The College pays the rental fee for caps, gowns, and hoods for non-tenured faculty. Tenured faculty are required to pay for rental or purchase.

The College Store offers an interest-free loan program to make the purchase of academic regalia affordable. This program is open to all faculty, tenured or non-tenured. See the order form for further information.

Please submit your order to the College Store by Friday, April 27, 2018 via email to

Click here for the 2018 Faculty Regalia order form.