Staff volunteers are needed for the 2015-2016 Main Commencement Ceremony, which will be held on the Mies (Main) Campus on Saturday, May 14 and the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2016. Staff volunteers are an essential component of commencement, providing a truly special experience to graduating students and their families. Volunteers will need to be available from 7 a.m. until approximately noon on May 14 and will be asked to attend an informational meeting in early May. Volunteers will serve as greeters, help in the student line up area and on the baseball field. If you want to volunteer for the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony the time frame and your assignment will be emailed to you closer to the event date. If you would like to volunteer for the Main Commencement Ceremony, sign up here.
To volunteer means you are freely giving up your Saturday to donate your time to the university, and you will not be paid overtime. Staff volunteers will receive one paid day off for volunteering their time to the university. The day off must be taken by Wednesday, July 1, 2016. Supervisory approval for the day is required and the day cannot be taken as a sick day. If the free day is not taken by July 1, 2016, it will be forfeited. Attendance will be taken. Volunteers will receive a light breakfast, lunch, and a volunteer t-shirt. For more updates about the commencement ceremony, visit the commencement website.