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Join the Commencement Squad


Join the Commencement Squad, and help us make a memorable experience for our graduates and their guests. We need your help with the Spring Commencement ceremony. With multiple Commencement #SquadGoals, we will have a variety of Commencement Squad roles – ensuring our graduates are ready in their cap, gown and stoles!

Commencement Squad Roles

  • Greeters: (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 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: (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 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: (9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.) Check tickets, usher guests to seats, assist with crowd control
  • Guest Services: (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Serve as a UC Merced specialist, a resource for guests with general questions and special needs
  • Check-In: (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.) Check in graduates and guide them in the right direction prior to the ceremony

Commencement Squad Briefing

When you sign up to be a part of the Commencement Squad, detailed briefing information covering the ceremonies and your specific duties will be distritibuted to you in advance of Commencement. 


Further information to come.

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