Faculty Procession Information
Thank you for marching in the Inauguration Ceremony for Chancellor Lendley C. Black on Friday, March 4.
The faculty robing room will be in 135 Sports and Health Center. Lineup will begin at 1:30 pm. You may leave valuables in the room, which will be secured during the ceremony. If you rented a gown, you may return it after the ceremony/reception in 135 Sports and Health Center.
There will be two lines for the procession. Faculty will be seated on one side of the gymnasium, and the staff members will be on the other side. The faculty and staff members will process together into the gymnasium. It is a fine tribute to Chancellor Black that we have more than 300 faculty and staff marching in the procession. Please arrive by 1:30 pm to help us get everyone in line.
Marching order is determined through the Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration. Here's how the marching order is determined:
2) Years tenured in that rank
3) Years total time at UMD
Administrators holding faculty rank will be placed within that rank. Administrators who do not hold faculty rank walk in together as a group after the faculty.
Thank you for participating. Encourage your students and your colleagues unable to march to attend this historic campus celebration!