Faculty Information for Baccalaureate and Commencement

Faculty processing into Bojangles' Coliseum during the 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 13, 2022
Jane M. Smith Church
4 p.m. 
Faculty assemble in James B. Duke Library at 3 p.m.

All full-time faculty are expected to participate in Baccalaureate and wear full regalia. Faculty play a vital role in the success of students; therefore, faculty attendance at events culminating the academic career of JCSU scholars is imperative. Faculty should assemble by 3 p.m. on the first floor of the James B. Duke Library.

All faculty must register online by 8 p.m. EST Monday, May 2, 2022.

Registration is mandatory. To RSVP, go to: Faculty Participation Form - Baccalaureate  

Any faculty who wish to be excused from participating in Baccalaureate should complete a Faculty Absence Form (available during the registration process) to submit to their respective department chairs and college deans.

Commencement Exercises

Sunday, May 15, 2022
Bojangles Coliseum
2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
11 a.m. (Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.*)
*Faculty must assemble by 10 a.m.

Commitment to Safety and COVID-19 Protocols

Commitment to Safety and COVID-19 Protocols

Due to health and safety concerns, facial coverings must be worn at all times.

We will continue to exercise social distancing and use hygiene and health supplies such as hand sanitizer. Participating faculty, staff, and students must be vaccinated or have received an approved exemption.

No purses, satchels, backpacks totes or other bags will be allowed.

Faculty Participation

All full-time faculty are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony and wear full regalia. As official witnesses to the conferring of degrees, faculty play a vital role in the success of this event. Faculty should assemble by 10 a.m. 

All faculty must register online by 8 p.m. EST Monday, May 2, 2022.

Registration is mandatory. To RSVP, go to: Faculty Participation Form – Commencement  Any faculty who wish to be excused from participating in Commencement should complete a Faculty Absence Form (available during the registration process) to submit to their respective department chairs and college deans.

Processional and Recessional

The processional will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. 

The platform party will recess and further instructions about the recessional for faculty, the remaining guests and students will be given during the event.

Accessibility

Bojangles Coliseum adheres to the American Disabilities Act and strongly encourages those needing accessible seating to arrive early. All seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Every effort will be made on the day of the event to accommodate those needing accessibility seats; however, this is based on availability. 

Parking attendants will direct guests to the accessible parking located near the Main Entrance. Anyone using the spaces must display the proper State Identification tag. Spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sign language will be offered to guests who are hearing impaired and require interpretation.

Commencement Parking

There is no fee for parking at Bojangles Coliseum during Commencement. The parking lot will be open to faculty, staff, graduates and guests at 8 a.m. To reduce traffic congestion, Bojangles Coliseum suggests that all guests arrive at least one hour prior to the event start time.

Inside the Coliseum

Faculty may assemble earlier than 10 a.m. inside the Coliseum at the Red Line Room. 

First Aid

Licensed First Aid Technicians/EMT’s are on staff for the event. If you need first aid assistance contact the nearest usher, security guard or police officer. The Bojangles’ Coliseum First Aid station is located on the lower level. In the event of an emergency, please follow the directions of the emergency personnel and staff.

Contact

For all inquiries about Baccalaureate and Commencement, please send an email to svpaa@jcsu.edu and commencement@jcsu.edu.