Jun 08, 2023  
CC Policy Manual 
CC Policy Manual

Attendance at Commencement

Attendance at Commencement Approved Date    02/19/14
Effective Date    02/19/14
Revision No.    1.0

1.0    Purpose

This policy establishes guidelines for required attendance at commencement.

2.0    Revision History

Date Rev. No. Change Ref Section
02/19/14 1.0 Policy rewrite.  
02/19/14 1.1 Added a clause about missing commencement for extenuating circumstances. 7.1

3.0    Persons Affected

3.1    Faculty employees who are eligible to receive employment benefits.

3.2    Administrators and classified staff employees.

4.0    Policy

The policy of Casper College is to ensure the following.

4.1    Faculty employees support and recognize student success by attending commencement.

4.2    All administrative and classified staff employees are welcome to attend commencement.

5.0    Definitions

6.0    Responsibilities

6.1    The vice-president of academic affairs is responsible for maintaining compliance with this policy.

6.2    Deans are responsible for approving absences.

7.0    Procedures

7.1    Attendance

7.1.1    Faculty employees attend commencement in appropriate academic regalia (i.e. academic gown, hood, honor cordons, and head covering) and march in the processional. Faculty employees must get prior approval from their dean to miss commencement for extenuating circumstances.

7.1.2    Administrative employees who are required to or who choose to march in the processional must wear appropriate academic regalia.

7.1.3    Administrative and classified staff employees who provide logistic support are not required to wear academic regalia or march in the procession.

7.2    All employees attending commencement will behave in a professional manner reflective of the ceremony and in recognition of student achievement.