Volunteers Needed for December 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Volunteer help is needed for the upcoming December 2023 commencement ceremonies for guest and graduate assistance. Register to volunteer!

Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, Dec. 15, morning ceremony (shift is 8 to 11 a.m.)
College of Arts + Architecture, Belk College of Business, College of Computing and Informatics and College of Health and Human Services

Friday, Dec. 15, afternoon ceremony (shift is 1 to 4 p.m)
Cato College of Education, William States Lee College of Engineering, College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences and College of Science

Saturday, Dec. 16, (shift is 8 to 11 a.m.)
The Graduate School
Doctoral, Master’s and Graduate Certificates for all programs

Snacks and drinks for volunteers will be provided on both Friday and Saturday.

Volunteer Orientation
Orientations for all ceremonies will take place on Monday, Dec. 11, virtually. You are encouraged to attend. During this time, you will learn more about what to expect during the ceremonies and will be able to ask questions.

There will also be time on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 13 for those who would like to do an optional in-person walkthrough of the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. Additional information for this and the virtual orientation will be sent at the beginning of December.

We greatly appreciate our volunteers! With your valuable help, we can ensure a positive experience during this momentous occasion for our graduates, guests and the University.

Attention SHRA Employees
SHRA employees subject to the Fair Labor and Standards Act (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.