Commencement Staffing and Sign-ups

Friday, May 7, 2021, 8:30am

TO: SSU Managers and Staff
FR: Commencement Logistics Committee

Our annual Commencement celebrations are fast approaching. And, as in past years Commencement calls for an “all hands on deck” where we need to help from staff volunteers from across campus ensure we have a successful event.
If you haven’t had the chance to volunteer yet, there is still time to sign up for the Class of 2021 celebrations on May 22-23. We look forward to working with everyone to ensure that our students have an unforgettable day!
Management (MPP) Employees
MPPs from all divisions (Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, Green Music Center, and Advancement) are expected to work during Commencement. We are requesting that each MPP sign up for at least two shifts.  Those MPPs who cannot participate must request an exception from their respective vice president. 
Staff Employees
Some essential staff employees, such as those regularly assigned to work large events (including all GMC, Facilities, and Housekeeping staff), will be assigned to work during Commencement weekend unless directed otherwise. Essential employees that work commencement may be eligible for CTO. If you are unsure, please check with your appropriate administrator to determine if you have been assigned to work Commencement weekend. For all other staff, there is no requirement to work at Commencement. Your participation is completely voluntary and extremely appreciated! 
Sign up using this link:

If you are having trouble viewing the Commencement sign-up link and/or need assistance to sign up for a shift(s), please contact Kindra Kautz at

Due to public health guidelines, meals will not be provided this year. We have adjusted the length of shifts to accommodate this. Please plan to bring your own refreshments, including a refillable water bottle.

Thank you in advance for helping us make Commencement memorable for our graduates!