Volunteer FAQ


Volunteer FAQ

Open All Tabs
  • How do I volunteer?

    To register to volunteer, please keep an eye out for the registration email from the Office of Commencement.

  • 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.

    All volunteers are required to attend a 1 hour volunteer training meeting the day before Commencement. Details including date, time, and location will be emailed to you.

  • 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/Fall 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 strategicevents@miami.edu