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 to assist guests during the Commencement ceremony. Commencement volunteers play an important service and public relations role. As a volunteer, we seek your assistance in:

  • Assisting guests with downloading the OSU Mobile App.
  • Providing directions.
  • 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

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

Tuesday, June 11

Noon - 1pm

Location:  Beth Ray Center, Room 133

All volunteers receive confirmation and detailed information about their tasks before the Commencement ceremony.  Most volunteers will be needed on Saturday, June 13th 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.