Information for Volunteers

Commencement ceremonies would not be possible without the efforts of the university's dedicated volunteers. Here you'll find information about why and how to volunteer, as well as informational resources for the ceremonies.

Commencement is one of the happiest days of the year on our campus and is at the core of what we do as a university community. Volunteering for commencement is one of the most rewarding employee or alumni experiences at Towson University.

Volunteer Benefits 

As all members of the university play a role in the success of TU students, there are many benefits to volunteering on our students' special day:

  • meeting new people, seeing old friends, and networking with others
  • building relationships across the university community
  • sharing your TU pride with guests, graduates and families
  • having the opportunity to publicly demonstrate your commitment to the university's missions and values

Register to Volunteer

Spring 2017 commencement registration for employee volunteers will be available in March.

TU alumni are also invited to volunteer and celebrate graduates and the excitement of Spring 2017 Commencement. Information on how to register will be posted in March.

Volunteer Roles

Volunteers play a crucial role in the overall success of commencement exercises. Staff, faculty (not participating in the procession), and alumni have the opportunity to lend their various skills and talents to achieve a smooth and spectacular event while delivering the best possible guest experience. Volunteer registration begins approximately two months prior to commencement and the university community is notified via email and T3 about volunteer opportunities. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • greeting guests and distributing commencement programs
  • providing directions for family and friends of our graduates, alumni and other guests in finding seats and other areas of the arena
  • assisting persons with special needs or needing wheelchair assistance
  • assisting graduates with robing and processional

Please send an email inquiry to for additional information about becoming an employee or alumni volunteer. 

Commencement Volunteer
John Doe

Ashena Sparrow

Administrative Assistant II, College of Fine Arts and Communication

“I truly enjoy volunteering at commencement. I love to reassure anxious graduates that things will run smoothly. I also love being able to greet families with a warm smile and helpful attitude as I congratulate them on investing in their graduates. There is no place I'd rather be during commencement than in the heart of it all.”