Staff Volunteers

Participate in the wonderful experience and excitement of graduation at UCI!

  • Positions are available for all three days.
  • Please volunteer for as many ceremonies as you like. 
  • Signup form closes Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.


Volunteer Positions

Graduate Check-in – Check graduates in as they arrive to lineup. Match them with the correct name card and give them any lineup instructions.

Bachelor Student Lineup - Organize lineup and assist bachelor candidates with regalia. Lead bachelor candidates into the Bren Events Center arena.

Masters Student Lineup - Organize lineup and assist masters candidates with regalia. Lead masters candidates into the Bren Events Center arena. 

Information Booths - Provide directions for guests and graduates, answer questions and sell Commencement Programs.

Volunteer and Faculty Hooder Check-in – Check in volunteers and hooders as they arrive for their ceremony.

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Student Volunteers

Banner Carriers

Banner Carriers play a prestigious and important role in the Commencement ceremonies, leading the Bachelor's candidates or Platform Party down the aisle and directing graduating students to and from the stage. They are selected from current UCI student applicants who are not graduating in 2018. Five to six Banner Carriers are needed for each ceremony.

Selected Banner Carriers are required to attend a rehearsal and do not need tickets to enter the Bren Events Center, but are required to check in one hour before the ceremony begins. If you've been selected, you will be notified via email with information regarding rehearsal location and time.

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National Anthem Singers

  • Auditions are open to any current UCI student or group of students and were held on Wednesday, April 11 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (#710 on the campus map).

  • Singers have been notified via email if they have been selected to sing at one of the Commencement ceremonies.

  • Those selected to perform, please plan to attend a mic check & rehearsal at the Bren Events Center on Thursday, June 14. 

  • Singers do not need a ticket to enter the Bren Events Center but will need to check in at the Koll Room one hour before the ceremony begins.

National Anthem Singer auditions have concluded for the 2018 Commencement ceremonies. Please check back next year for information on 2019 auditions.