Information for Volunteers

Share the joy of our graduates. Help make it a day to remember.

Commencement volunteers work in the candidate robing area to answer questions and engage with graduates. This is one of many  roles volunteers assist with at Commencement.

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.

Volunteer Benefits 

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 celebration 

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ”


Volunteer Roles

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. 


Please send an email inquiry to for additional information about becoming an employee or alumni volunteer. 

margie tversky

Margie Tversky

Director of Student Services, Towson University in Northeastern MD (TUNE)

“Playing a role in making the graduation experience a special one has warmed my heart many times over.”