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Mace, Seal and Standard Bearers

Mace, seal and standard bearers lead the GGC faculty processional. Prompt arrival at both the rehearsal and commencement ceremony is appreciated.


Plan to rehearse the day before the ceremony for approximately 1 hour. Commencement staff will assist and provide specific information closer to the rehearsal date.

Faculty carrying GGC mace at commencement

Faculty Expectations


Expect to arrive one hour prior to the ceremony start time.
Infinite Energy Center, arena bowl level, Green Room (1221), faculty robing/staging area (GGC standards and mace positioned in Green Room for pickup)


  • Check regalia for serviceability prior to ceremony.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for both the rehearsal (mace and standard bearers) and ceremony.
  • The Green Room will be locked during the ceremony to secure faculty personal items; however, faculty are advised to leave as many personal items at home as possible.
  • Eat a good breakfast before arriving the morning of the ceremony.
  • Coffee, juice and water will be available at the ceremony.