University Events is recruiting volunteers (ushers and marshals) to assist with Commencement 2017. This year’s ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 20, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) Stadium. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a campuswide picnic for the graduates, their families, and the entire Rensselaer community.

The volunteers have always been critical in making the ceremony a memorable occasion for graduates and their families. Rensselaer volunteers add a personal touch and familiar face to the Commencement experience.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for Commencement must complete the Commencement Volunteer form. The form incorporates the work authorization form information required by Human resources. The date for this year’s training session is noted on the volunteer form – May 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the ECAV arena.

Volunteers are asked to respond by Friday, April 28, for planning purposes.