Volunteer for Convocation

The College of Education & Human Development is looking for volunteers to help with the college’s Fall Convocation Ceremony.

Those who volunteer will receive comp time for their shift.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please review the information below and fill out the volunteer form.

While the University Commencement signifies the official conferral of degrees, the College of Education & Human Development Convocation is an opportunity for the college to recognize its degree candidates by name and degree and celebrate its students’ achievements. Students are encouraged to attend both the University Commencement and the College of Education & Human Development Convocation.
Volunteers are asked to attend a walk-through of the venue the day before the ceremony to see the space and learn more about how the ceremony will flow.

On the day of the ceremony, please report to the designated student holding room for the College of Education & Human Development to sign-in, pick up your volunteer nametag and grab breakfast/snack items provided (the specific rooms designated for the ceremony, student holding and faculty holding will be posted at a later date).

We are asking all volunteers to wear black and white for the ceremony. For males, you may wear full black suits or pants only with white long-sleeve shirts, with a tie (preferably a tie with black, blue or silver). For females, you may wear full black dresses, skirt or pants suits, or just skirts/pants only with a white shirt.

The ceremony will take place at the Georgia State University Sports Arena (125 Decatur St., Atlanta). Volunteers can park in G Deck or take MARTA to the arena; more information about transportation and parking can be found here.
There are several ways volunteers can help before and during the ceremony:

  •  Student registration. At student registration, volunteers check students in, give them a colored card with their graduation information on it and direct students to the holding room.
  • Faculty and platform party registration. At faculty/platform party registration, volunteers check faculty and platform party members in and direct them into their holding room.
  • Greeters/programs. Greeters will be stationed at the entrances to the ceremony room to hand out programs and answer general questions about the ceremony.
  • Processional. Volunteers helping with the processional will ensure students stay in their designated lines as they process from the holding room to the ceremony room.
  • Holding room/ushers. Ushers will be assigned to each department and will be stationed in the student holding room. They will be in charge of guiding their designed group of students into the ceremony room and onto the stage, where all students will be seated. They will also guide students to the front of the stage and back to their seats during the graduate recognition section of the ceremony.

Volunteer assignments will be made as we get closer to the ceremony date.

If you have questions about volunteering at Convocation, please e-mail cehd@gsu.edu. Please put “Convocation Volunteers” in the subject line.

Volunteer for Convocation

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