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CWU Seeking Volunteers for Commencement

Central Washington University is seeking student and staff volunteers to assist with this year’s in-person commencement ceremonies: Kent on June 5, graduate hooding on June 10, and Ellensburg AM/PM on June 11.

Volunteers can register online and will receive a free Commencement Crew T-shirt, fanny pack, reusable bag, and other items in return for their contributions. Those interested may register for multiple ceremonies but can only fill one role per ceremony.

CWU is also seeking student marshals for both Ellensburg ceremonies on June 11, as well as the Kent ceremony on June 5. Marshals lead graduates into their respective ceremonies and assist them during the event. Student marshals for the Ellensburg ceremonies are expected to assist with both events, and all marshals will be outfitted in special caps and gowns. Student marshals will receive a free lunch on the day of their event, as well as a special honors tassel to wear to their own commencement.

Students who are interested or have other questions can email

Media contact: Rune Torgersen, Department of Public Affairs,, 509-963-1264