Information for Faculty

Academic Regalia

Regarding academic regalia, please contact the University Book Store at 274-3401 or send an e-mail to

Ceremony Notes for Faculty

Your attendance and ceremonial participation is important to the commencement events. When asked by your dean concerning your attendance, please R.S.V.P. to your college/school as requested. This will ensure you a seat in the faculty seating area.

Please assemble in the Bell Center gym 45 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony (9:15 a.m. for the undergraduate ceremony and 1:15 p.m. for the graduate ceremony).

The faculty marshals will direct the lineup for the processional.

College/school marshals may click here for additional information.

Special note:

Please do not bring to the ceremonies any objects that contain latex.

At least one of our current Drake students has a latex allergy.  Exposure to latex in certain forms may be life threatening.  Therefore, we ask that you do not bring any latex objects, such as latex balloons, to any of the commencement ceremonies.

If you have latex items that are medically related and need to be used at any of the ceremonies, please contact the Student Records Office at 515-271-2025.

We appreciate your cooperation.

University News
October 27, 2016
Indian scholar and environmental activist Vandana Shiva will discuss the impact of chemically-intensive agriculture and genetically modified organisms during a free public lecture next month at Drake University.