- Welcome Week
Welcome Week includes workshops, information sessions, socializing, and opportunities to regroup before the year begins. Because this is the first week of contracts, faculty are required to attend and participate.
Graduation takes place the Thursday of finals week in the Fall Semester and the Saturday following Spring Semester finals. All full-time and special appointment faculty are expected to participate in commencement exercises and to provide their own academic costume, including gown, hood, and mortar board or tam. Faculty who cannot attend must secure permission from the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Additional instructions will be provided prior to commencement each semester.
Checks are issued via Direct Deposit on the 15th day and on the last day of the month. If either day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, payment is made on the business day prior before the date. A lag exists between work and payment (for example, for the period August 15-31, payment is made September 15). For questions regarding paychecks or benefits, contact the Payroll Accountant.