Faculty & Staff
Faculty and staff, be ready to whoop and holler, high-five and hug until your arms are sore. This is a celebration for you as well, as you play a huge role in getting our students to this day. Smile wide and enjoy the day!
Faculty and staff are asked to assist with various activities during the commencement ceremony. If your job assignment puts you in front of guests, please dress professionally. For all other assignments, please wear Indiana Tech gear and khakis. Remember to wear comfortable shoes.
Staff assignments will be sent out in April to each manager. If you have any questions, please speak with your manager or immediate supervisor.
Alumni gift area
You will be responsible for managing the Alumni office gift sales and other IA related duties for the day.
Assist with Board of Trustees’ Garb
The Board of Trustees will be in a dressing room near check-in (it will be marked). You will be responsible for assisting with gowns, caps, etc.
You will be responsible for managing the area where graduates check in. Each student will be given a “graduate card” that contains their name and the degree for which they are walking. Please remind them not to lose their card.
Pronunciation Station/Missing Graduate Card/Non-RSVP
You will be responsible for assisting with “graduate card” issues and assisting in the phonetic spelling of difficult to pronounce names.
Garb areas A & B
You will be responsible for assisting students with dressing gown issues and making sure hoods are facing the proper direction, cords are worn correctly and caps are secure.
Guest greeters at double doors
You will be responsible for greeting guests and handing out programs.
Line up faculty
You will be responsible for getting faculty lined up in proper order and ready for the processional.
Set up and tear down
You will be responsible for helping set up and tear down the stage and supporting rooms, organizing diploma covers, etc.
Student areas (“The Chutes”)
You will be responsible for helping students locate the area where they are supposed to line up with others graduates of the same major. Those areas will be denoted by signs on the walls in the concourse of the coliseum’s lower level. Once the student locates their appropriate area, have them line up against wall.
Tech Treasures Gift Shop
You will be responsible for managing sales in the Tech Treasures Gift Shop. You may wear Indiana Tech gear and khakis.
You will be responsible for assisting with graduate/faculty garb issues (a gown does not fit properly, a hood color is wrong, a tassel has been lost, etc.)
You will be responsible for walking around the coliseum in a customer service role. You will assist guests with finding seating, wheelchair-accessible seating, restrooms, getting an extra program, etc.