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:
meeting new people, seeing old friends, and networking with others
building relationships across the university community
sharing your TU pride with guests, degree candidates and families
having the opportunity to publicly demonstrate your commitment to the university's
missions and values
joining other volunteers and Commencement staff at a special volunteer appreciation
Volunteers play a crucial role in the overall success of the Commencement exercises.
Staff, faculty (not participating in the procession), and alumni have the opportunity to lend their various skills and talents to achieve a smooth
and spectacular event while delivering the best possible guest experience. Volunteer
registration begins approximately two months prior to commencement and the university
community is notified via email and T3 about volunteer opportunities. Volunteer assignment
descriptions are provided below:
Greeters welcome guests, distribute Commencement programs, and provide directional
assistance at each Johnny Unitas Stadium 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.
Degree Candidate Robing Room
Volunteers in the degree candidate robing room assist students with robing, line-up,
handing out name cards, following the regalia guidelines, and escorting later students to the arena. 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.
Mobility Impaired Transport
Volunteers transport guests needing mobility assistance in Johnny Unitas Stadium using wheelchairs.
Outside Guest Relations Ambassador
Volunteers provide information and directions, outside the Johnny Unitas Stadium. This also includes assisting with crowd management and ensuring an overall positive
guest experience prior to and after the ceremony.