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Volunteer at Commencement

Join the Celebration


Volunteer Registration Form

Join the Celebration: Be a Commencement Volunteer

Share the joy of 5,500 graduating seniors with their 22,000 guests as they leave their UMass Amherst student days and launch their newly earned alumni lives. To ensure smooth sailing on their departure date — Friday, May 9 — we need you to marshal, usher, and aide in the success of this important event.

Contact Information
(UMass employees only)
(campus or home)
e.g., 413-555-1234
If you are a UMass Amherst employee, we would like to let your supervisor know that you have volunteered. *
Important Dates

Volunteer Orientation and Rehearsal: Thursday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Ushers and Aides
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Golf Cart Drivers
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Report times on Friday, May 9:
Ushers, Aides, and Golf Cart Drivers: Report at 2:30 p.m.
Marshals: Report at 3:30 p.m.

Appreciation Lunch on Friday, May 9 from 12 to 2:00 p.m. at Berkshire Dining Commons