Sign up to Volunteer for Graduation Ceremonies

In Other, by , on April 17th, 2024

Commencement 2024: Attention all colleges, departments, programs, student clubs, and organizations!

Celebrate our graduates and show support by working at one or all graduation ceremonies.

*Non-exempt employees will be paid their normal hourly rate through the
commencement budget. A separate timesheet will be provided for you to complete.

Students, please consider volunteering!

There are still many responsibilities that need to be filled, so please take a moment to review the dates and times below, and select any or all graduation ceremonies that you are available to work at Artpark in Lewiston, N.Y.


● Help backstage.

● Courtyard to greet and direct students and their guests.

● Distribute programs to the guests as they enter the Main Stage Theater.

● Assist with directing guests into the theater before the doors close.

● Other responsibilities may include light cleanup backstage at the end of each ceremony.

Dates/Times Needed for Staffing:

Thursday, May 9

Graduate/Ph.D. Commencement Exercise

Hours: 6–9 p.m.

The ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m.

*Dinner will be provided beginning at 4 p.m. on campus

Saturday, May 11

Undergraduate Commencement Exercises

AM Ceremony:

Business Administration, Education, Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management

Hours: 8 a.m. – noon.

The ceremony starts at 9:45 a.m.

*Lunch provided at Artpark beginning at noon

PM Ceremony:

Arts and Sciences, and Nursing

Hours: 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The ceremony starts at 2:45 p.m.

*Lunch provided at Artpark at noon

To sign up, contact Mike Jeswald at ext. 8704 or