Volunteer

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Commencement celebrations will take place between April 26-30. Details around all areas of participation are under consideration. Please check back for updates and visit our Announcements page for the most current Commencement related information.

Details below are to keep in mind for on-campus Commencement gatherings.

Faculty & Staff

Event Hosts

Event Hosts provide welcoming support and guidance to graduates and their guests attending events on campus. They wear Commencement volunteer shirts provided by the Commencement Office so that they can be easily identified.  

Morningside Ceremonies

To volunteer as an Event Host for Class Day ceremonies and University Commencement, please sign up here by April 17, 2020

Questions? Contact us at commencementvolunteers@columbia.edu

Medical Center Ceremonies

To volunteer as an Event Host for ceremonies held at the Medical Center, please sign up here by April 17, 2020. Please contact Clara Leon at cnl7@cumc.columbia.edu if you have any questions. 

Marshals

Marshals play an important role in the Baccalaureate Service and the University Commencement ceremony, organizing and ushering both the academic and degree candidate processions. They wear academic attire and participate directly in the program.

To volunteer as a Marshal for Baccalaureate or University Commencement, please sign up here by May 7, 2020.

Questions? Contact us at commencementvolunteers@columbia.edu

Students

Event Hosts

We welcome students to volunteer as Event Hosts for ceremonies held on the Morningside Campus. Event Hosts provide welcoming support and guidance to graduates and their guests attending events on campus. They wear Commencement volunteer shirts provided by the Commencement Office so that they can be easily identified.

To volunteer as an Event Host for Class Day ceremonies and University Commencement, please sign up here by April 17, 2020.

Please note that no degree candidate may serve as a Marshal unless appointed as a Student Marshal by his or her school.

Questions? Contact us at commencementvolunteers@columbia.edu