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Volunteer at Commencement

The Staff Commencement Volunteer Form will be available in late Spring. Please check back.

Commencement cannot happen without a team of dedicated volunteers. As we celebrate the 161st Annual Commencement on the morning of June 21, 2019, we are looking for additional Northwestern-affiliated volunteers (students, staff, faculty) to assist in a number of important roles:

Hospitality Staff

Bus Stop Hosts

Photo Spot Attendants

Stroller Drop-Off Attendants

Gate Rovers

Directing to New Staging Areas

If you are interested in volunteering at Commencement please sign up online.

Volunteer Training

All volunteers are asked to make an effort to attend a volunteer training session as we get closer. Volunteers will be emailed about volunteer training closer to date of Commencement.

Tentative Volunteer Schedule

Time Action
6:45 a.m. Take shuttle from Sheridan and Emerson to Ryan Field
7:00 a.m. Breakfast is provided
7:30 a.m. Volunteers report to their posts
8:00 a.m. Gates open at Ryan Field
9:30 a.m. Processional of Graduates begins
11:30 a.m. Commencement ceremony ends
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