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Volunteer for Commencement or Hooding

Commencement could not happen without volunteers who contribute their time and energy to make this day a success. Years of hard work and dedication culminate in this timeless academic tradition and celebration of student success. The planning committee is eager to celebrate the students’ achievements and it is our hope that you will volunteer to be a part of the celebration.

Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 2 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium

Ceremony 3 - 4 p.m.

  • 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Assist students with check in, greet and direct guests, hand out programs, act as usher.

Commencement Ceremony 

Sunday, May 3 at the Alaska Airlines Center

Ceremony 1 - 3 p.m.

  • 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: Guide and direct students during registration through the processional, recessional, photography area, etc. See a full list of positions under Position Descriptions in the right-hand menu.

Volunteer Sign-up Form

Please complete the form below to be a part of these exciting ceremonies!

This will help us find the volunteer duty best suited for you.