Commencement Crew and Faculty

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Commencement Crew

Make a BIG impact on our graduating students and their guests by joining the Commencement Crew! We need your help to make these ceremonies an incredible experience for all who attend. Faculty are also invited to participate as a Faculty Marshal to help students cross the stage during their ceremony.

For position descriptions and how to sign up, check out the details below:

Position Descriptions

How To Sign Up

Links will be added below once the planning season begins.


Faculty Rental Regalia

Faculty who would like to participate in the ceremony but need academic regalia may rent from our official vendor at no cost.


Event Parking

Faculty and staff may use their existing parking permit to park on campus during the ceremonies. If you do not have a parking permit, event parking permits will be available for purchase.

* If you experience issues, please contact Parking Services at parking@sjsu.edu

Additional Details

Commencement Crew members receive training, a cool Crew t-shirt, and catered meals during each shift. Breaks will also be provided.

* Shift times may vary slightly from the posted times, depending on your role and the needs for each ceremony. Thank you for your support and understanding.

** All staff (CSUEU/MPP) must obtain approval from their appropriate administrator before completing the Commencement Staffing Form. Please note: Non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime compensation or Compensatory Time Off (CTO) for hours worked over 40 hours in the work week. Faculty are not required to have appropriate administrator approval.

*** The university will follow the California Department of Public Health’s policies on mega indoor events. All staff, faculty, graduates and guests must use the SJSU COVID-19 Symptom Check Tool.

SJSU will continue to require masks or face coverings to be worn indoors for the remainder of the semester per the announcement made on April 11, 2022. This requires all graduates and guests over the age of two (2) to wear a mask while inside the venue, or outside when social distancing is not possible, unless actively eating or drinking. We appreciate your adherence to this policy.

Still have questions? Email the commencement office at commencement@sjsu.edu