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2019 Commencement Marshal Application

2019 Commencement Marshal Selection

What do Commencement Marshals do?

Commencement Marshals are an integral part of the graduation ceremony. Marshals lead the graduates’ processional, as they walk into Veterans Stadium at the start of the commencement ceremony. During the ceremony, Marshals cue graduates to receive their diplomas and/or certificates. At the conclusion of the ceremony, students lead graduates out of Veterans Stadium.

Marshall Attire

Selected Marshals are provided with white graduate gowns (versus the regular black gowns worn by the graduates). Marshals also carry scepters as they lead the graduate processional in and out of Veterans Stadium.


Contestants will be selected thru an interview process that assesses various characteristics including but not limited to: presence, enthusiasm, campus involvement and academic/career goals.  Each candidate must prepare a short introductory speech outlining said objectives.  Speeches should reflect the personality of the contestant.  No props, please.

Applications: Applications must be submitted on LB NordicSync no later than Friday, May 10th by 12:00 p.m.

Interviews: Interviews with the judges will begin Thursday, May 16, from 2 pm to 5 p.m. in the Valhalla Room (E 202), Liberal Arts Campus.

When you submit your application, be sure to call Pam Garrison at 562.938.4154  to SIGN UP for your interview time. Bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts, as well as your College Services Card with the Spring 2019 sticker.

Selected Marshals will be notified via email or phone the week May 20th.

Selected Marshals are required to attend the Commencement Rehearsal on Wednesday, June 5 @ 3:00 p.m and participate in Marshall training.

Graduation day is on Thursday, June 6th.  Marshals will need to arrive at 3 p.m.

We look forward to meeting you!  Please don’t forget, all applications must be submitted on LB NordicSync  by Friday, May 10 before 12:00 p.m.


This form closed on May 10, 2019 12:00 PM PDT