Commencement 2024

Commencement Ambassadors

The ambassador team pose for a photo during the commencement ceremonies in 2021.

Join Our Team

Commencement is the most exciting time at Cal Poly Pomona as we celebrate the achievements of our graduates. We’re seeking all staff to participate in the event as Commencement Ambassadors on May 17 to May 20, 2024.

WHO: All Staff, ASI staff and Foundation staff can sign up to be Commencement Ambassadors

WHAT: Commencement Ambassadors are essential to all aspects of Commencement: greeting visitors, assisting individuals who need accommodations, ticket scanning for graduates and guests, parking assistance, coordinating with college representatives, and more.

WHERE: Ceremonies will take place in the University Quad. Ambassadors will be assigned to specific roles and/or stations across campus.

WHEN: Up to six shifts are available, but ambassadors are especially needed for the afternoon/evening shifts on Saturday and Sunday.

  1. Friday, May 17: 2 to 9 p.m. (full)
  2. Saturday, May 18: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  3. Saturday, May 18: 2 to 9:30 p.m. *Ambassadors needed!*
  4. Sunday, May 19: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  5. Sunday, May 19: 2 to 9:30 p.m. *Ambassadors needed!*
  6.  Monday, May 20: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (full)

WHY: Commencement celebrates our mission of student success. Join our team to cheer on and support our excited graduates. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff colleagues from across campus — this is your opportunity to make a difference, build your Cal Poly Pomona network and be part of the most exciting event of the year!

HOW: First, register to be an Ambassador before April 19. We will follow up with more day of information and work schedule, by May 1, 2024.

Sign up to be a Commencement Ambassador

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Additional Information

  • Before signing up, please check with your respective HEERA Manager or HR with questions. 
  • Ambassadors may be eligible to earn compensatory time off (CTO) or informal time off in compliance with the employee’s respective collective bargaining agreements.
  • Ambassadors will get a Commencement T-shirt to wear during their shift, as well as meals and snacks.
  • Ambassadors who work two shifts will be invited to attend the Commencement Thank You Breakfast with President Coley.
  • If you should need a shift accommodation due to family care, please email us your request at