How to Volunteer

Each semester, the Commencement Office requests volunteers from the colleges to assist in executing this momentous student event.

How to volunteer

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer here.

Staff or faculty member who would like to be a part of the stage party are required to wear academic regalia. If staff or faculty do not currently own their own regalia, there is an opportunity to have it rented by filling out the Regalia Rental Form

We also suggest speaking with the dean’s office of your college regarding volunteer opportunities. Requests to volunteer must be received by April 17, 2020.

What events can I volunteer for?

We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our all three of our Commencement ceremonies.

What does a volunteer do?

We have multiple roles that faculty and staff can request to fill.

  • Alignment Volunteer assists line-up students prior to the ceremony.
  • Stage party sits on stage during the ceremony and participate in the faculty processional.
  • Guest services volunteers assist with directing guests around the venue and passing programs.

Can I still watch the ceremonies if I do not volunteer?

Faculty and staff wishing to attend the event as a guest may show their buzzcard at Will Call the day of the event to receive one guest ticket. Day-of tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; faculty and staff tickets may not be reserved in advance.

The Institute will also host the President's Graduation Celebration for all graduates and their families. Faculty are encouraged to join the campus community at this celebratory event. 

Commencement Events

Ph.D. Ceremony

Advisors are invited to attend to hood their student during this intimate event. An RSVP is not required to attend.

President's Graduation Celebration

Create one last Tech memory prior to Commencement! Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to support their students.

Master's Ceremony

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate our master's students. An RSVP is required if you wish to participate in the processional.

Bachelor's Ceremony

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate our bachelor's students. This is a ticketed event. Employees are encouraged to volunteer to guarantee admission.

Faculty Parking

All faculty and staff volunteers will receive a reserved parking pass two weeks prior to the event.

Parking at McCamish is extremely limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty and staff assisting at the graduate ceremony are encouraged to walk to the ceremony.

Commencement Memo

Faculty and staff volunteers will receive a memo via email two weeks prior to the event with Commencement day directions and a parking pass.

Please speak with the dean's office of your college if you have any questions prior to memo distribution. If you have not received your memo, email the Commencement Office.