UC Merced staff members are encouraged to volunteer their time to be a part of the Commencement Event Team. There are several opportunities to be a part of the spring ceremonies.
Commencement Event Team Opportunities
- Greeters: (7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Be the first point of contact as we welcome thousands of guests to our campus, direct and answer questions as needed
- Candidate Procession: (7:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) Help candidates take the next step of their UC Merced Journey, assist them in preparation for and during the procession, seating and conferral of degrees
- Ushers: (7:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m.) Check tickets, usher guests to seats, assist with crowd control
- Guest Services: (7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Serve as a UC Merced specialist, a resource for guests with general questions and special needs
Event Team Briefing
When you sign up to be a part of the Commencement Event Team, detailed briefing information covering the ceremonies and your specific duties will be distritibuted to you in advance of Commencement weekend.
Getting to Campus
We strongly encourage Commencement Event Team members to carpool or get dropped off at campus the day of the event. Although all team members who plan to drive to campus will receive a parking permit, we want to ensure there is plenty of parking for guests.