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May 2014 Commencement Marshal Information and Schedule

Commencement Marshals are essential to ensuring students, faculty, and guests have a memorable and enjoyable commencement experience. Marshals play a role in everything from taking guest tickets and handing out programs, to helping students and faculty prepare their regalia for the occasion. Those who participate find it to be a rewarding experience.

Thank you for your interest in marshaling!


MAY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 15, 2014
3:00 .m. Commencement Mass

6:00 p.m. School of Nursing and Health Professions

Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 a.m. Undergraduate Humanities and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

12:00 p.m. Undergraduate Arts and Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

3:00 p.m. Graduate, College of Arts and Sciences

6:00 p.m. School of Education

Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, McLaren School of Management

12:00 p.m. Undergraduate Professional Bachelor's Degree, School of Management

3:00 p.m. Graduate, School of Management

6:00 p.m. School of Law

All ceremonies take place in Saint Ignatius Church located at 650 Parker Avenue, adjacent to the University of San Francisco, at the corner of Parker Avenue and Fulton Street. Doors open 45 minutes prior to each ceremony. Each ceremony lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER AS A MARSHAL?

Any USF non-student staff or faculty member may volunteer, however, you should check with your supervisor before signing up.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Check-in is 1 hour, 15 minutes before the ceremony begins and the total time commitment is usually 2.5 to 3 hours per ceremony.

WHAT TYPES OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
Marshals participate in all aspects of the ceremonies. Click here for detailed marshal position descriptions. You may request up to two positions of interest on the participation form. Due to high demand and limited need for some positions, not all requests for a specific position can be fulfilled.

IS THERE A MARSHAL REHEARSAL/WHEN WILL I RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS?
A voluntary marshal rehearsal is held each semester before the ceremonies to help you prepare for the events. All marshals, especially those new to the process, are highly encouraged to attend. Detailed day of event instructions will also be emailed near the rehearsal date.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER/HOW DO I REGISTER?
Please register by clicking here.


Questions? Email Nathan Cain at ncain@usfca.edu. Note: School of Law staff members should contact Donna Creasman at dlcreasman@usfca.edu or x6304 for questions about the School of Law ceremony.  Law staff members with questions about other ceremonies should contact Nathan.