Volunteer at Graduate Commencement
The College of Education & Human Development is looking for volunteers to help with the college’s Spring Graduate Commencement. Those who volunteer will receive comp time for their shift.
Georgia State University’s Undergraduate Commencement and its Ph.D. Hooding recognize candidates receiving bachelor’s and/or Ph.D. degrees.
The College of Education & Human Development Graduate Commencement recognizes master’s (M.A., M.A.T., M.Ed. and M.S.), educational specialist (Ed.S.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) candidates only.
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 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 in Georgia State University’s Sports Arena (125 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta), and is only a few blocks away from the main College of Education & Human Development building.
There are several ways volunteers can help before and during the ceremony:
- Student registration. At student registration, volunteers check students in, give them a 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 to their seats. 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.