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.

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

The form to work commencement will be emailed in March of each year.

Is there a training?

All Commencement staff are invited to attend a training session in late May 2024. 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 T-Mobile Park. Your timeliness is essential to the success of the day.

Where should I park?

Parking is available in the Mariners Garage.

Where do I go on Commencement Day?

When you arrive at T-Mobile Park, you are asked to enter through the Media Entry. Go past the elevators and through the door to the Service Tunnel and turn left. Check-in, gather your credential, and follow the signs to the Staff Room.

Is food provided?

Yes, food is provided.

When will I work?

Shifts range from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony is expected to be 2.5 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, 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 with credentials.