University of North Dakota Ceremonies & University Events

Dec 14th - 1 PM - Winter Undergraduate Degree Ceremony

Thursday, December 14, 2018
Undergraduate Degrees Ceremony
Chester Fritz Auditorium
1:00 p.m.

Thank you for signing up to assist at graduation this winter.  Here are a few details about commencement day -

  • Ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium
  • Event Assistants are asked to report by 11:15 a.m. and check-in with Jill in the Usher Room located on the lower level.
  • You will wear a UND vest to easily identify you as UND staff. Please wear dark pants, white shirts and comfortable shoes.  Remember to wear your UND nametag.
  • Event Assistant roles may change the day of commencement because of on-site needs.
  • Once the ceremony is underway, you are free to leave unless you have a role later in the afternoon.
  • More details about your role will be e-mailed in early December.
Date: 12/14/2018 (Fri.)

Time: 11:15am - 1:15pm CST

Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium

Created by:  Monica Evavold
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Staff & Marshal Check In (3)

Check in staff and student marshals; assist in locating marshal gowns and volunteer vests; pin carnations to volunteer gowns and vests, answer questions about commencement

2 of 3 slots filled
  Jill Novotny
  Jan Flatin

Program distribution and Line-up Room Supervisor (2)

Hand out programs to graduates; direct them to pick up their announcement cards. Be prepared to answer questions about the ceremony

1 of 2 slots filled
  Brent Gerhardt

Distribution Name Cards to Graduates (4)

Assist graduate school is distributing cards; and/or walk through the lineup room to make sure masters hoods are on correctly

1 of 4 slots filled
  Desi Anderson

Traffic Directors (2)

Stand at the bottom or top of the ramp outside the lineup room to direct traffic - graduates into rehearsal room; faculty to dressing room and then to rehearsal room for line-up.


Entrance Lobby Greeter (2)

Greeter in CFA lobby to welcome graduates, families and friends. Direct guests to second level for seating; graduates to lower level lineup room; faculty to lower level dressing room and lineup; platform group to the Green Room.

1 of 2 slots filled
  Tammy Mulske
Arts and Sciences

Usher and Program Distribution (8)

Position yourself by a door to the auditorium on second floor. Greet guests and give them a program.

3 of 8 slots filled
  Cheryl Grew-Gillen
Memorial Union
  Kari Holter
  Stephanie Lee
Student Involvement & Parent Programs

In-House Host, Reserved & Special Seating (2)

Work with student marshals in the auditorium to protect seats for graduates; assist with special seating and wheelchair seating.


Faculty Assistant

Go the Women's Chorus Room to assist faculty with regalia making sure hoods are on correctly. Direct faculty to lineup room in the lower level of CFA. Help marshal distribute number cards so we have enough chairs on stage.


Platform Group Assistant

Go to the Green Room and assist student marshal with lining up group. Help platform members with regalia.

  Cassie Gerhardt
Student Involvement & Leadership

On-Stage Director

Stand on stage during the conferring of degrees to move graduates across the stage at the direction of the production staff.

  Cassie Gerhardt
Student Involvement & Leadership

Flex Position (3)

There are always last minute needs at commencement. This group will fill in wherever needed!

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