Staff Commencement Volunteers Needed

Staff volunteers are being sought for the 2018–19 Opening Commencement Ceremony and Academic Unit Ceremonies, which will be held on Mies (Main) Campus on Saturday, May 18. Staff volunteers help make commencement a truly special experience for graduating students and their families.

Staff volunteers assisting only at the Opening Ceremony will need to be available from 7 a.m. until approximately noon on May 18. Staff volunteers assisting at an Academic Unit Ceremony may be on campus from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Volunteers will be asked to attend an informational meeting in early May. Volunteers assisting with the Opening Ceremony will serve as greeters, help in the student line up area inside the MTCC,  and assist on the baseball field. All staff volunteers helping at an Academic Unit Ceremony will be assigned tasks by the college planner. If you would like to volunteer for the Opening Commencement Ceremony or an Academic Unit Ceremony sign up here.

This opportunity is only available to Illinois Tech employees whose positions do not require them to attend these events, as employees who are required to be present at these events will be compensated accordingly. The decision to volunteer is solely up to the employee, and the decision to volunteer or not to volunteer will have no consequence of any kind. As a volunteer, you are freely choosing to give up your Saturday to donate your time to help the university’s Commencement activities, and you will not be paid any compensation for doing so, overtime or otherwise. As a token of appreciation, those who so choose to volunteer will receive one paid day off for electing to volunteer their time. The day off, which must be coordinated in advance as with any other day off, must be taken by Friday, June 28, 2019. If the free day is not taken by June 28, 2019, it will expire. The free day off is not, and is not intended to be, part of an employee’s bank of vacation or sick days.

There will be a designated sign-in for volunteers, and volunteers will receive a light breakfast, lunch, and a volunteer T-shirt. For more updates about the Commencement Ceremony, visit the Commencement website.