Published: April 9, 2024

Join us in celebrating the graduating Class of 2024 by volunteering to help students and their families and guests during commencement events. Commencement volunteers are critical to ensuring this campus tradition is enjoyable, celebratory and smooth for everyone who will be visiting campus.

Campus is recruiting volunteers for the following roles between Thursday, May 9, and Saturday, May 11.

Volunteer opportunities

Accessibility ambassadors

Accessibility ambassadors will support our guests needing mobility assistance by providing transport via wheelchairs between drop-off locations to seating locations. A variety of shifts are available for the university commencement ceremony at Folsom Field and recognition ceremonies at the CU Events Center.

If you’re interested in this volunteer role, sign up for an accessibility ambassador shift.

Commencement procession breakfast support

Breakfast volunteers will help set up, serve and celebrate with seniors for the Senior Class Council commencement procession breakfast. After the graduating class begins processing, this group of volunteers will also help with the take-down portion of the event.

If you’re interested in this volunteer role, sign up for a breakfast shift.

Golf cart driver

As a golf cart volunteer, you will pick up and drive ceremony guests and students who seem lost on campus or who need assistance moving from one location to another.

Volunteers must acknowledge that they have reviewed or taken CU’s Motorized Off-Road Vehicles (Golf Cart Safety) training prior to the beginning of the volunteer shift. There will be a quick training before volunteers depart for the day that will further explain routes and pickup/drop-off locations.

If you’re interested in this volunteer role, sign up for a golf cart driver shift (or two).

Recognition ceremony host

The role of the recognition ceremony host is to serve as a representative of the Commencement Committee at various campus venues in support of the recognition ceremony planners. Think of yourself as the event venue manager or host for your shift. You can even select a shift based on the college, school or department hosting the event, if you have a special connection.

If you are interested in this volunteer role, check out the available recognition ceremony host shifts and sign up.

Grad Bash on May 2

Come out to help celebrate the Class of 2024 ahead of commencement at Grad Bash on Thursday, May 2. We are looking for lots of volunteers to help with setup, event support and teardown at this end-of-semester event for students. It will be a fun, celebratory environment and a way to show your support for this class of graduates.

Please visit the Grad Bash volunteer page to sign up for a role.