Volunteer at UBC Congregation

Be Part of the Excitement!

Each year, over 150 UBC faculty, staff, emeriti, and students from every corner of the campus volunteer during Congregation. We invite you to take part in UBC’s rich history of service to the graduating class and their families and guests.

We celebrate the achievements of our graduating students through graduation ceremonies in the Spring (May) and Fall (November) each year. If you are interested in partaking in this enriching experience, please take a moment to complete the volunteer registration form below.

Available volunteer roles:

Macebearer: (for Faculty only) Leads the Chancellor’s Procession and carries the Mace.

Faculty Marshal: (for Faculty only) Leads the Faculty Procession and assists with doctoral candidates on stage.

Graduand Marshal: (for Faculty and Staff only) Assembles and leads graduands from the robing area to the Chan Centre and assists them across the stage.

Usher: Assists graduands at the Chan Centre with late arrival, priority seating, and leaving stage.

Graduand Robing Assistant: Assists graduands with their regalia, ensures correct pinning, and answers questions to help prepare the graduands for the procession.

Wayfinding Ambassador: Assists congregation guests with way-finding and general congregation information.

Proof of Vaccination Volunteer: Greets students and checks proof of  vaccination before entering the Student Marshalling Tent.

A volunteer orientation will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 9AM to 11 AM during which we will tour the graduation sites and answer any questions.