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Volunteers are essential to ensuring our convocation ceremonies run smoothly. We invite everyone to help create an unforgettable convocation experience for our graduating students!

  • current and retired staff
  • current and emeritus faculty
  • students and alumni
  • community members

Volunteer roles

Robing assistants

Help students to look their best during their ceremonies. Most of them have never worn graduation robes, hoods or caps!

  • Time commitment: 2 hours (per volunteer shift)


Marshals guide students so that they can relax and enjoy their ceremonies. After they've put on their robes, you'll instruct them how to line up for the procession into the ceremony, then lead them into the auditorium.

  • Time commitment: 3.5-4 hours (per volunteer shift)


Greeters are stationed around the Clearihue building, helping students to find their rooms as they arrive, and redirecting family and friends to the convocation guest areas.

  • Time commitment: 2 hours (per volunteer shift)


In-person training for Spring 2024 takes place on the following dates:

  • Robing Assistants and Greeters: Wednesday, June 5, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Marshals: Thursday, June 6, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sign up for a training shift when you register as a volunteer.

Sign up

Visit our Bloomerang volunteer website to sign up as a volunteer. The sign-up process only takes a few minutes, and then you can choose your shifts from the available dates and times.

If you need to change your schedule, you can log into the volunteer website to manage your shifts, or download the Bloomerang app.

Volunteer registration closes on May 28, 2024.

Contact us

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