There’s Still Time to Sign up to Volunteer for Graduation Ceremonies

In Announcements, by , on May 8th, 2023

Commencement 2023: 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, NY.


  • Help backstage.
  • Courtyard: 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 11, 2023

Graduate/Ph.D. Commencement Exercise

Hours: 6 to 9 p.m.

Ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Undergraduate Commencement Exercise

AM Ceremony:

Business Administration, Education, Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management

Hours: 8 a.m. to noon.

Ceremony starts at 9:45 a.m.

*Lunch provided at Artpark beginning at noon

PM Ceremony:

Arts and Sciences, and Nursing

Hours: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Ceremony starts at 2:45 p.m.

*Lunch provided at Artpark at noon

To sign up, contact Susan-Ann Strzalkowski at ext. 8709 or