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Commencement Ushers

Join the Marist Community and Become an Usher for the 74th Commencement Ceremonies!

Every year for the commencement ceremonies, the Marist community comes together to celebrate with the graduating class and their families! We want commencement to be a day to remember for our Marist graduates, but we cannot do this without the assistance from our employees and current students.

Let’s make this a memorable event.  Apply to become an usher for the class of 2020’s commencement ceremonies today!

  • FRIDAY, MAY 22, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Training/Information Session begins @ 4:00 p.m. on Friday
  • SATURDAY, MAY 23, 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Compensation is available to students and non-Marist employees.  Current Marist employees should seek supervisor’s permission.

For more information about becoming an usher, contact:

Jean DeFino, Administrative Coordinator
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
(845) 575-3629 ext. 6029

Apply to be a 2020 Commencement Usher

There will be an event staff meeting on Friday, May 22, 4:00 p.m. outside the main entrance of the Rotunda, facing the campus green, to go over all assigned duties for the commencement ceremonies. Students requesting housing will need to arrive at the Academic Affairs Office, Hancock 1016, between 2:30 -3:30 p.m. to be assigned a room, pick up your key, change, and ready to work at 4:00 p.m. 

Professional business attire is required. Please wear white top and black pants. (No sundresses or shorts allowed.) Comfortable shoes, no sneakers. Please remember a jacket/coat based on the weather forecast. 

If you are interested, please check back as usher applications will become available Spring 2020.