Be Part of the Excitement!
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.
This spring, UBC will be celebrating the achievements of nearly 10,000 students over 28 ceremonies on May 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, June 1 and 2. View the ceremony schedule here. In total, over 25,000 people participate in the spring graduation ceremonies: from graduating students, faculty members, dignitaries and guests. Volunteers are essential to help welcome and lead participants ensuring a smooth and seamless experience for graduates, faculty, and guests.
Available volunteer roles:
Macebearer (Faculty & Emeriti only) Leads the Chancellor’s Procession and carries the Mace.
Faculty Marshal: (Faculty & Emeriti only) Leads the Faculty Procession and assists with doctoral candidates on stage.
Graduand Marshal: (Faculty, Emeriti & Staff only) Assembles and leads graduands from the Student Marshaling Tent area to the Chan Centre and assists them across the stage.
Special Assistance Marshal: (Faculty, Emeriti & Staff only) Assists with latecomers and ensures graduands receive special assistance where required.
Graduand Usher: Assists graduands as they arrive in the Chan Centre Concert Hall and after they cross the 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 wayfinding and general congregation information.