Marshals, Mace and Claymore Bearers

To familiarize yourself with your role as a marshal, mace or claymore bearer, please view your instructions:

Chief Marshal Instructions
Chief Marshal Diagram

Faculty Marshal Instructions
Faculty Marshal Diagram

Graduand Marshal Instructions
Graduand Marshal Diagram

Supervisor Marshal Instructions
Supervisor Marshal Diagram

Chancellor's Marshal Instructions
Chancellor's Marshal Diagram

Mace Bearer Instructions
Mace Bearer Diagram

Claymore Bearer Instructions
Claymore Bearer Diagram

Marshal Demonstration

View demo videos of the Marshal roles for PhD hooding, academic procession and academic recession:

PhD Hooding

Academic Procession

Academic Recession

Convocation Fall Chief Marshals

Thursday, Oct. 10, 9:45 AM Dr. Mark Lechner
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2:30 PM Dr. David MacAlister
Friday, Oct. 11, 9:45 AM Dr. Peter Tingling
Friday, Oct. 11, 2:30 PM Dr. Dongya Yang

*Chief Marshals oversee the platform party lineup.


If you have questions, please contact Gloria Chu, Director, Ceremonies and Events, at or 778-782-4643.