faculty in regalia at commencement


Faculty Center Website

The facultycenterhelp.humboldt.edu website has a variety of how-to guides and we've added a new, updated guide you may find helpful: how to Assign, Change or Add an Advisor. Please share with any staff in your areas who process advisor changes. 

Patricia O. McConkey Award

The Patricia O. McConkey Awards recognize the outstanding graduating students graduating with a master’s degree from each program. There will be multiple McConkey awards; each program will select an awardee. Students who will have completed a master’s degree between May 2023 and May 2024 are eligible.

Submissions for the Patricia O. McConkey Award are currently closed. The deadline to nominate students for the Patricia O. McConkey Award was March 1st, 2024 and all submissions will be collected using this Google form. To nominate a student you will need the student's full name, Student ID, expected graduation date, thesis or project title, and their current GPA. 

Faculty and Staff Participation in Spring 2024 Commencement

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Redwood Bowl, Arcata (On-Campus)
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | The Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills (Regional)

Graduation is a huge milestone for our students and Commencement celebrations are just around the corner. Help us celebrate our graduates by participating in Commencement.

Processional Participation

Faculty and staff participating in the processional and who will be seated in the Faculty/Staff section during a Commencement ceremony are asked to register their participation by April 10Participating faculty and staff will receive further instruction from their College Coordinator. 

Processional Registration

Those needing to rent regalia to participate in the procession can do so with Herff Jones Faculty Direct. The deadline to order faculty or staff regalia online to be received in time for the event is March 22 at 8:59 p.m. PST. Items ordered by the deadline will be available to pick up at The Campus Store on the Arcata Plaza around April 24Faculty and staff can return regalia rentals back to The Campus Store during the week after Commencement. 

If faculty or staff need regalia items or have any questions regarding faculty or staff regalia orders, contact The Campus Store at (707) 826-3741.

Commencement Support

Staff who would like to provide support during the on-campus Commencement ceremonies should make arrangements with their supervisor and submit their interest and availability by April 10. Positions such as greeting, ushering, handing out programs, providing ADA shuttle and wheelchair support, providing parking and traffic support, supporting the graduate and faculty/staff line-up area, etc. are needed. Information regarding shifts and assignments will be shared closer to the event. 

Staff Support Registration

If staff have questions about their supporting Commencement registration, contact the Commencement Office at grad@humboldt.edu.