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Fall Commencement Volunteers Needed

The Alumni Services is looking for volunteers to assist us with Fall Commencement.  As you may or may not know, 90% of the staff at commencement are faculty, staff, annuitants and Alumni Association board members who graciously volunteer their time to help give students and their families an excellent experience.  With that being said, we are looking for some more amazing people willing to volunteer a couple hours and help us celebrate all the hard work and success our students have accomplished.

We have two areas where we need volunteer assistance: 

1.         Ticket Distribution – Wednesday, December 14 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Thursday, December 15 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) – Lantz Fieldhouse

Generally our time slots are as followed:  8:45-11:30; 11:30-2:00 and 2:00-5:00

2.         Commencement Day – Saturday, December 17  HIGHER NEED OF VOLUNTEERS

               We will need volunteers for several different positions, which include: collecting tickets, passing out programs, helping students in the Student Rec Center, assisting with wheel chairs and helping answer questions in the main concourse.  Please consider spending part or all of the day with our graduates and their families.  If you wish to assist all day we would ask you arrive at 8:30am and could be done assisting by 1pm. 


The Fall 2022 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 17.  There will be two ceremonies:

                10 a.m.                                

Lumpkin College of Business and Technology and the Graduate School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School

                12:30 p.m.     

College of Health and Human Services and the Graduate School   

College of Education and the Graduate School


If you would like to volunteer for the Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies and help make this a great experience for the graduates and their families please email me with what you are interested in assisting with.  Even if you can only provide a few hours of assistance, anything and everything is greatly appreciated. 

Please feel free to share this with your colleagues, we would enjoy having them join us at commencement as well. 

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone 217-581-7053

Thank you for your consideration!

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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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