Share the joy of our graduates. Help make it a day to remember.
Commencement is one of the happiest days of the year on our campus and is at the core of what we do as a university community. Volunteering for Commencement is one of the most rewarding employee or alumni experiences at Towson University.
As all members of the university play a role in the success of TU students, there are many benefits to volunteering on our students' special day:
Volunteers play a crucial role in the overall success of Commencement exercises. Staff, faculty (not participating in the procession), and alumni have the opportunity to lend their skills and talents to achieve a smooth and spectacular event while delivering the best possible guest experience. Volunteer assignment descriptions are provided below:
Greeters welcome guests, distribute Commencement programs, and provide directional assistance at each SECU Arena entrance.
Ushers assist guests with identifying available general seating, as well as mobility impaired and hearing impaired seating. Volunteer ushers wear special vests in order to be highly visible to students.
Volunteers in the degree candidate robing room assist students with robing, line-up, handing out name cards, following the regalia guidelines, and escorting students who arrive late to their places. Robing room volunteers wear special vests in order to be highly visible to students. Volunteers will also assist with the procession and recession of the students.
Volunteers transport guests needing mobility assistance in SECU Arena using wheelchairs.
Volunteers provide information and directions outside the SECU Arena. This also includes assisting with crowd management and ensuring an overall positive guest experience prior to and after the ceremony.
Please email commencement AT_TOWSON for additional information about becoming an employee or alumni volunteer.