Volunteer Instructions

Commencement is a special time for our graduates and their families. Your assistance during the ceremony makes the event even more special. Thank you for taking the time to make this a memorable event for our graduates and their families.

General Information

Volunteers should provide information to guests as needed. Below are details that should help you navigate through Commencement.

  • Cannot answer a question or resolve issue? Refer to your team leader or the volunteer coordinator (stationed at Command Central) at (585) 331-7397.
  • Emergencies: Call University Police or call (585) 395-2222 or blue light phone. Contact Team Leader and radio to Command Central.

Team Leaders

  • Command Central: Tammy Gouger & Susan Osher
  • Faculty Line-up: Mat Hall & Mick Ballart
  • Student Line-up (UG): Seth Johnson, Karen Podsiadly & Kelsey Michener
  • Student Line-up (G): Kerry Gotham & Mike Harrison
  • Parking: Johnna Frosini
  • Greeters: Thomas Chew
  • Mobility Impaired: Betty Garcia Mathewson
  • Diploma Covers: Warren Kozireski
  • Tickets: Megan Sarkis & Jenny Blood
  • Ushers: Jessica James, Mike Zaccardo & Aaron Wilkinson

Thank You” Lunch

As a small token of our appreciation, a buffet-style “thank you” lunch will be offered to volunteers on the day of Commencement between the two ceremonies from 10:30 am to 1 pm in Tuttle South Gymnasiums.

Volunteer Assignments