At least 80 volunteers are needed to serve in a number of different roles including set-up prior to the ceremony, as information specialists and assist guests during the Commencement ceremony. Commencement volunteers play an important service and public relations role. As a volunteer, we seek your assistance in:

  • Providing directions and programs
  • Assisting family and friends of our graduates in finding seats
  • Assisting guests with special needs, answering questions
  • Being an OSU ambassador
  • Pre-commencement setup and post-event wrap up

All volunteers must sign up online at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkLshXuzGylCwe1

Attendance at mandatory training sessions will be required prior to the commencement ceremony. Training will be held on:

Thursday, May 30 

 11:00am - Noon

or

4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Location:  Beth Ray Center, Room TBA

All volunteers receive confirmation and detailed information about their tasks before the Commencement ceremony.  Most volunteers will be needed on Saturday, June 15 from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  Some will be asked to stay later dependent upon tasks assigned.  

Thank you in advance for helping make Commencement a special event for our graduates and guests.