2017 MIT Commencement Volunteers

MIT Departments
MIT Killian Court
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM (ET)

Guestservices volunteers are vital to the success of Commencement at MIT. We give

directions, answer questions, make conversation with guests, and help them

solve problems. We are fortunate every year to find friendly and resourceful

MIT people to help up make this day a great one for all.

Volunteers work under the guidance of an experienced section leader and are prepared for anything thanks to the (mandatory) training session earlier in the week. Guests start arriving several hours before the ceremony, so the volunteer time commitment on Commencement Day is 6:30 am to 2:30 pm; breakfast and lunch are provided.

Undergraduates who complete the volunteer commitment are permitted to extend their campus housing until Saturday, June 10. There are two requirements for this opportunity:

  • Students must register to volunteer for Commencement by 5 pm on Friday, May 5*, to qualify.
  • Those registered to volunteer must COMPLETE the commitment (training + Commencement Day hours of 6:30 am to 2:30 pm). Confirmation of your service will be provided to Residential Life.

For more information, please contact John McDonald, Director for Guest Services. Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Commencement!

*Please note that volunteer registration will close when we are fully staffed, so we encourage you to complete the form as soon as possible. We look forward to having you on the Guest Services team.

Questions about registration? Please email Graham Haskin: ghaskin@mit.edu.


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