Staff FAQ

2022 Staff FAQ

UW Bothell staff members have important roles in assisting students through the graduation process and ensuring the success of our commencement exercises. The ceremony cannot run smoothly without the invaluable contributions of time and energy by you and many other UW Bothell staff. Your work to make this the "Best Day Ever" for students is much appreciated.

The 2022 FAQ is below:

Frequently Asked Questions


I’m a staff member at UW Bothell and would like to help on Commencement day. How do I sign up?

The form to volunteer at commencement will be posted here, in the spring each year.

Is there a training?

All Commencement Crew are invited to attend a training session in early June, 2022. Training times vary depending on volunteer area. More details will be sent specific to the duty you are assigned.

When do I arrive?

Each job duty has a specific time. Please be sure to allow plenty of time for travel, traffic, finding a parking spot and walking to Alaska Airlines Arena. Your timeliness is essential to the success of the day.

Where should I park?

Parking is available in E1/E18. 

Where do I go on Commencement Day?

When you arrive on Commencement day, you are asked to enter  the Arena through the roll-up doors on the siutheast corner of the Pavilion. Here you will check in and be provided with a name badge, walkie-talkie if necessary and other information.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, lunch is provided. The staff  room will be located inthe Arena. Room tbd.

When will I work?

Shifts may range from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 12-8 p.m. and any time between.

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony is expected to be 2 hours long.

What do I wear?

You represent UW Bothell, so please dress appropriately. You will be provided a polo shirt to wear at the ceremony. We request that all Commencement staff wear black pants or skirt – if you are assigned a walkie talkie keep in mind you will be more comfortable with a belt loop. Please keep in mind that it is warm inside the arena, but may be chilly outside. Dress in layers. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Please no jeans or shorts. All staff will be provided a name badge.

June 15, 2022

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Ceremony 1

  • Student check-in: 11AM
  • Doors open: 12 PM
  • Procession starts: 1 p.m. 

Ceremony 2

  • Students check-in: 3pm
  • Doors open at 4 p.m.
  • Procession at 5 p.m.

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