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Beadle Volunteers

Beadles play a vital role in ensuring that Convocation runs smoothly. Beadles manage the procession of the graduating class. They guide students to their seats, direct graduates to the stage to receive their diplomas, and help them to exit at the end of the program. Beadles also help students who arrive late, and they assist students with accessibility concerns and issues. The role is open to both faculty and staff and training is provided.

Beadles for the June 2022 Convocation ceremonies will be asked to volunteer for morning and/or afternoon shifts for two weeks of ceremonies (June 13 – 17 and June 20 – 24). The first week of ceremonies is for returning graduates from 2020 and 2021, and the second week of ceremonies is for 2022 graduates.

Each week there will be 4 ceremonies per day. Each Beadle shift will cover 2 ceremonies (AM or PM).

The complete schedule of ceremonies for both weeks is available on the Ceremony Information website. Each shift will require the assistance of 5 – 6 Beadles.

Registration is now closed.  Thank you to all who stepped forward to volunteer for this important role at Convocation.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy McKinley, Assistant University Secretary.