Ceremony Workers

Commencement is a wonderful time for our graduates, guests, and our University to celebrate a momentous occasion. We want each of our graduates and guests to have the best experience possible on this very special day.

Ceremony workers/volunteers play a valuable role in ensuring a positive guest experience and are always needed for the various commencement ceremonies to greet & answer questions outdoors for our arriving guests, pass out programs, assist guests at the information and disability services tables, work the ticket office, assist at the remote viewing locations and most importantly, to offer a smile and a greeting.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Roles
Commencement Ceremony Roles

SHRA employees subject to FLSA who were not normally scheduled for Friday or Saturday work are authorized to receive overtime compensation or compensatory time off if the hours worked for the week are sufficient to generate the overtime situation. Such employees will be paid from funding in the department to which they are assigned. The rate of overtime compensation will be based on the employee's normal salary.

Departmental supervisors determine whether an employee will be paid overtime or receive compensatory time. The decision is primarily based on whether or not the employee will be able to use their compensatory time and departmental funding available to pay overtime.  It’s recommended you discuss this with your supervisor to determine how overtime would be handled in your situation.

This December we will be celebrating the following ceremonies:

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony β€“ Cone University Center McKnight Hall
Thursday, December 12 shift 1:30 ~ 4:30 p.m.

Commencement Ceremonies β€“ James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center Dale F. Halton Arena
Friday, December 13, shift 11 a.m. ~ 3:30 p.m.
  - College of Arts + Architecture
  - Belk College of Business
  - College of Health and Human Services

Saturday morning, December 14, shift 8 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m.*
  - College of Computing and Informatics
  - Cato College of Education
  - The William States Lee College of Engineering

Saturday Afternoon, December 14, shift 1 ~ 5:30 p.m.*
  - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
*On Saturday, a buffet lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cone University Center for workers assisting at both ceremonies.

We encourage you to attend an orientation where you will receive helpful information and be able to tour the venue(s). You will also receive your assignment and floor pass.

Two Commencement orientations will take place on Wednesday, December 11, from 11 a.m. - 12 noon and from 3 – 4 p.m. We encourage you to attend the one most convenient. Please meet at the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center food court east entrance (near the clock tower).

Doctoral Hooding orientation will take place on Wednesday, December 11, from 1 - 2 p.m. at McKnight Hall, Cone University Center.

Sign up for the December 2019 Ceremonies

With your help, our ceremonies will be very memorable for our graduates and their guests!