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Resources for Faculty

Celebrate and participate

This page includes helpful information for University of Rochester faculty to help them take part in all that Commencement Weekend has to offer.

The platform party and faculty brunch will be held immediately following the Commencement Ceremony in the Feldman Ballroom.

Advanced regalia orders were due by Friday, March 24. All regalia will be available for pick up at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore (1305 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620).

If you own your regalia, you may wear it to participate in the Commencement ceremony or other events.

There will not be regalia drop-off locations on River Campus after the Commencement Ceremony. You may keep the regalia you have ordered through the weekend if you plan to attend your school’s graduation ceremony.

Regalia drop-off dates, locations, and times

Friday, May 12

  • Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Eastman Bookstore Support Location (Kilbourn Hall Lobby): 1 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 13

  • Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Eastman Bookstore Support Location (Kilbourn Hall Lobby): 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Event and Classroom Management Help Desk in Hoyt G15:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 14

  • Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eastman Bookstore Support Location (Kilbourn Hall Lobby): 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

After Commencement Weekend, rentals can only be returned at the Bookstore location during regular operating hours (Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.).

School and department contacts

Find your school or department graduation ceremony point of contact

School/Department First Name Last Name
American Sign Language Margaret Chastel
Anthropology Donna Mero
Art & Art History Lorna Maier
Audio and Music Engineering Barbara Dick
Audio and Music Engineering Michele Foster
Audio and Music Engineering Evelyn Goldman
Biochemistry Melissa Vera
Biology Marianne Arcoraci
Biology Allyson DeBoard
Biology Carly Fee
Biology Brian Hopkins
Biology Sarah Marvin-Foley
Biomedical Engineering Taimi Marple
Black Studies – Frederick Douglass Institute Josephine Bonds
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Melinda Adelman
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Kathy Corser
Business Erin Coffey
Business Bailey Nixon
Chemical Engineering Victoria Haberling
Chemical Engineering Sandra Willison
Chemistry Jennifer Condit
Chemistry Deb Contestabile
Chemistry Barbara Snaith
Computer Science Sara Klinkbeil
Computer Science Elaina McKie
Computer Science Emily Tevens
Data Science Lisa Altman
Data Science Sylvia Tiballi
Digital Media Studies Caitlin Owens
Doctoral Gretchen Briscoe
Earth & Environmental Sciences Marissa Sette
Eastman School of Music Jenne LaPlaca
Eastman School of Music Ryan Hardcastle
Economics Pamela Lattimore
Engineering Science Nick Valentino
English Sherri Gunter
English Cara Smith
Film & Media Studies Sherri Gunter
First Generation Celebration Dawn Bruner
GEM/ME Jill Morris
GEM/ME Sarah Weise
Gender, Sexuaity, and Women’s Studies Jane Bryant
Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Alvin Lomibao
History Sarah Murphy
History Jacquie Rizzo
Mathematics Danielle Fisher
Mathematics Cynthia Spencer
Microbiology Jennifer Potter
Microbiology Chloe Wise
Modern Languages & Cultures Carlotta Gambato
Music Sara Rembert
Neuroscience Melinda Adelman
Neuroscience Kathy Corser
Optics and Optical Engineering Dustin Newman
Order of the Engineer Alvin Lomibao
Phi Beta Kappa Christina Pero
Philosophy Cheryl Kingston
Physics & Astronomy Linda Cassidy
Physics & Astronomy Lysa Wade
Political Science & International Relations Donna Smith
Political Science & International Relations Jenna Wernet
Program of Dance & Movement Deborah Dowd
Psychology Leanne Averill
Psychology Teresa VanEpps
Public Health-Related Programs Jennifer Sherwood
Religion & Classics Caleb Rood
School of Medicine and Dentistry Diane Frank
School of Medicine and Dentistry Master’s Degree Tracy Pezzimenti
School of Nursing  Chauncey Pringle
School of Nursing  Andrea Chamberlain
Senior Awards Ceremony Denise Logory
Senior Rehearsal and Brunch Brian Magee
Simon Business School Dennis Proulx
Simon Business School Karen Steiner
Simon Business School Gina Ignatti
Technical Entrepreneurship and Management Rebecca Crocker
Warner School of Education Pamela Colton-Black
Warner School of Education Gal DiMambro
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