Platform party

Gown room

The platform party gowning will take place in the Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom on the 5th floor of the Richard A. CURRIE CENTER.  Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the ceremony start time.

Academic regalia

All members of the platform party, including faculty deans, will receive a form in their Encaenia invitation package from the President’s Office. Please indicate which ceremony(ies) you plan to attend and whether or not you require academic attire.

Academic attire will be available in the gown room one hour before each ceremony.

Platform party schedule

Ceremony A (May 16) & Ceremony C (May 17)

  • 9 a.m: Platform party members arrive for gowning
  • 9:45 a.m.: Line up for academic procession
  • 10 a.m: Ceremony (Performance Hall)
  • 11:30 a.m: Encaenia Tea for graduates, family and friends.

Ceremony B (May 16) & Ceremony D (May 17)

  • 1:30 p.m: Platform party members arrive for gowning.
  • 2 p.m: Line up for academic procession
  • 2:30 p.m: Ceremony (Performance Hall)
  • 4 p.m: Encaenia Tea for graduates, family and friends.

Gown returns

Gowns must be returned to the Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom following the ceremony. Those attending more than one ceremony may keep their academic attire until the end of their last ceremony.