We encourage faculty and staff to volunteer at events during Commencement Week, especially on Commencement Day.
Event Hosts play a key role in providing service to graduates and their guests attending events on campus. They wear Commencement polo shirts (provided by the Commencement Office) so that they can be easily identified.
Marshals play an important role in the University Commencement ceremony and the Baccalaureate Service, organizing and ushering both the academic procession and the degree candidate procession. They wear academic attire and participate directly in the program. Please note that no degree candidate may serve as a Marshal unless appointed as a Student Marshal by his or her school.