Commencement Info for Faculty Hero

Information for Faculty

The 156th Spring Commencement Weekend
Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, May 19, 2024

Commencement Ceremony

The details below will provide you with what you need to know for Lehigh University's Commencement Ceremonies at Goodman Stadium.

To successfully run both ceremonies, we need help from faculty. Whether you plan to be an Usher, back-up Reader, or Process, you must RSVP to participate and attend.

Click here to RSVP

Note: Please use the tabs within the spreadsheet to toggle between the two ceremonies. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. You may sign up for one or both of the ceremonies. In addition, please take a moment to review the Severe Weather Plan so you are prepared and plan accordingly.

If you sign up to participate as an Usher or back-up Reader, you will be contacted prior to the ceremony with detailed instructions.

NEW for 2024! Faculty with a commencement parking pass will have access to parking in the gravel and grass lots between Rust Family Football Pavilion and Transportation off Goodman Drive until 9AM. After 9AM, all parking passes will be void and everyone will be directed to general parking. 

Please note: The North lot will be closed. This change in parking will assist with traffic; allowing Athletics staff and LUPD to keep vehicles moving and prevent traffic build-up on neighboring roadways.  

To obtain a commencement parking pass and map, please stop by any of the five Dean’s offices in May. The morning of the ceremonies, please plan accordingly as there will be traffic delays.

All faculty participating must be wearing academic regalia. If you need to rent academic regalia, please contact The Lehigh Store directly at by April 12

All faculty who RSVP’d to participate (Usher/back-up Reader/Procession) will check-in at the presidential party and faculty tent located outside of the stadium on the east side. You must be on the RSVP list to participate. If you are not on the RSVP list, you will not have a seat on the stage.

All faculty participating must be wearing academic regalia. We advise you to come dressed in your regalia and advise against bringing any personal belongings as we cannot guarantee security of those items. Portable restrooms will be available near the tent and in the parking lot behind the stadium house.

The academic procession will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Students will participate in the formal procession. Faculty will follow the students in the procession in a double line using the gates on the NE side of the stadium house.

Faculty in the procession will be seated on stage. Bottled water will be on the stage. At the conclusion of the ceremony, faculty will recess from the stage and out the same gates that were used to enter the stadium. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Events at or call (610) 758-4682.