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Faculty preparations

All full-time faculty are expected to participate in commencement unless excused by their school dean or department chair in the School of Medicine.


Orders for renting regalia are processed through each school or individual departments in the School of Medicine. Completed order forms must be returned by March 31, 2022, All three pieces - cap, gown and hood - are required.

Regalia should be picked up in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union on Wednesday, May 25 or Thursday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If you cannot pick up your own regalia, please have someone pick it up for you. Regalia should be returned to the Bookstore personnel in the Trade Mart immediately following the ceremony.

Women wear the mortarboard at all times; men wear it at all times except for prayer. Mortarboards sit straight on the head, not at an angle. The tassel hangs over the left front of the mortarboard.


Commencement is held at the Mississippi Coliseum, 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202. Phone: (601) 961-4000.

Faculty robing and line-up area

Faculty will robe and line up in the Trade Mart, in a marked designated area. Please be ready for line up no later than 9:30 a.m. A black UMMC mask will be provided to all faculty and is required.

The platform party, including members of the Board of Trustees and all hooders, will robe and line up in the Trade Mart in a marked designated area. Anyone seated on the platform MUST come to practice at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 26.