Call for Commencement volunteers on Saturday, May 11

Call for Commencement volunteers on Saturday, May 11

Titans, if you are available Saturday, May 11, the University could use your help!

The Commencement Planning Committee is looking for dependable students and employees to help make Commencement Day 2024 a special event for graduates and their families. There are many opportunities to volunteer!

Employees who volunteer receive Presidential Hours in exchange for your time, and lunch is provided. This opportunity is available to employees from the School of Law and McNichols campuses. Volunteers are needed at various times May 11 for the following events:

  • Baccalaureate Mass (Student Union Ballroom) — 8:30 a.m.
  • Undergraduate Student Commencement Ceremony — 11:30 a.m.
  • Outdoor Undergraduate Reception (Fountain Area) — Immediately following ceremony
  • Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony (Calihan Hall) — 3:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor Graduate Reception (Fountain Area) — Immediately following ceremony
How do I volunteer?

Check out available slots/times and register to volunteer on our Sign-up Genius. Contact Arneshia Austin, Alysa Jackson or Emily Johnson for additional information.

Volunteer meeting

All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory meeting Tuesday, May 7 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

Dress Code

Employee volunteers are asked to dress in business casual and/or Detroit Mercy gear. A volunteer name badge will be provided at check-in, which is located in the Athletics Office in Calihan Hall.

Presidential Hours

As a thank you for volunteering, an employee who is not already being pair to work by the University on May 11 will receive Presidential hours to use at an agreed-upon time with your supervisor before December 31, 2024.

THANK YOU for supporting this exciting day for our University community!

Ten people in graduation outfits smile for a photo outdoors underneath a large balloon display.