Your participation in Commencement staffing opportunities comprises the heart and soul of each ceremony and positively contributes to the success of the event for our Grizzly family of GGC graduates and their guests.

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Commencement Staffing Opportunities


  • 2-Way radio check-in attendants
  • Enrollment Management assistants
  • Faculty robing assistants
  • Floaters (flexible to jump in where needed)
  • Greeters to welcome attendees
  • Platform assistants
  • Program distributors
  • Script book and lanyard assembly (prior to event)
  • Special assistants
  • Staff check-in attendants
  • Ushers
  • Usher zone leaders
  • VIP seating assistants
  • Water/program setup and pickup
Staff member preparing for commencement ceremony

Staffing Expectations and Tips

Orientation, training and rehearsal attendance will prepare you with everything you'll need.


  • Orientation and training (on campus), about an hour, 1-2 weeks prior to the ceremony
  • Rehearsal attendance at the scheduled venue, 1-2 hours, the day before the ceremony
  • Ceremony staffing, 5-8 hours, morning check-in 2 hours before ceremony begins

After signing up, Commencement staff coordinators will provide details about your assignments, email calendar invites and answer any remaining questions.


  • Wear comfortable shoes for both the rehearsal and ceremony.
  • Attire during the ceremony should be all-black appropriate business apparel: black shirt (collared for men), black pants, skirt or dress, and your GGC name tag (if you have one).
  • Eat a good breakfast before arriving the morning of the ceremony.
  • Coffee and water will be available at the ceremony.

Parking and Directions for Faculty and Staff


Parking is free for faculty/staff in Deck 3 only. You’ll need to show your Claw Card for entry into the parking garage.

GPS Address

2693 Meadow Church Road, Duluth, GA 30097

Directions from Sugarloaf Parkway

  1. Turn onto Meadow Church Road and turn left onto Paul McCartney Blvd.
  2. Drive to the bottom of the hill, stop, take a left before the gate and then an immediate right.
  3. Drive until you see Parking Deck 3, making a right into level 3 of the parking deck.
  4. Follow the flags and parking attendant direction.
  5. Once you have parked your car, proceed to the elevator banks on the side of the deck closest to the arena and take the elevator or stairs to Level 2.
  6. Walk through Level 2 toward the back of the arena.
  7. Arrive at the backside of the deck and make a left to walk down the sidewalk.
  8. Enter the arena through double glass doors at the rear of the arena.