FAQ

Thank you for serving as a commencement volunteer! We appreciate your dedication to UM and our students and guests.

How do I volunteer?

To register to volunteer, please visit the University of Miami’s Volunteer Sign Up page

What should I wear?

Dependent upon your role the attire will be business professional, a staff polo with khakis and comfortable footwear, or academic regalia. Your team leader will advise of the appropriate attire.

What is the time commitment?

All ceremonies are approximately 2 hours. Dependent upon your role, you will be asked to report for your assignment 1-2 hours prior to the ceremony. Supervisor approval is required to volunteer.

What are Administrative Days-Commencement?

In appreciation of your time, UM may award an Administrative Day-Commencement (8 hours) for your service as a volunteer at spring commencement. Administrative Day-Commencement is earned in the following ways:

  • Volunteer for at least 2 ceremonies in Spring and earn one (1) Administrative Day-Commencement
  • Volunteer for at least 4 ceremonies in Spring and earn two (2) Administrative Days-Commencement

To be eligible for the Administrative Day-Commencement you must sign-in and out for your assignment with your team leader. Administrative Day-Commencement earned will be added to your WorkDay account. For more information contact your HR representative.

I have more questions, who should I contact?

For more information please email eventsmanagement@miami.edu.