Volunteer Information

The Meharry Medical College 142nd Commencement ceremony will be held May 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Belmont Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Below you will find the general information given to our volunteers. If you would like to serve as a volunteer, please R.S.V.P. via the form below.

Roles of Volunteers

  • Assist guests in hooders section to their seats
  • Direct VIPs to the Reserved section
  • Assist and direct graduates and hooders on and off stage

What time should you arrive?

  • Volunteers for the Commencement Ceremony should arrive at 6:30 a.m.
  • Volunteers should park in the general parking lot located near the Belmont Curb Event Center. (Arriving at 6:30 a.m. ensures that you have preferred parking.)


  • Business attire (black and white preferred) or dark-colored clothing (navy)

What to do if?

  • Guest is impolite
  • Guest has special request

If you encounter a guest who is impolite or a guest with special needs (i.e., diabetic, asthmatic) there will be security personnel stationed in each area of the property. The officers on duty have been directed to assist you and will know whom to contact in case of an emergency. We will also have Medic One available for the day.


  • VIP -Main Floor (Stage Right)
  • Alumni -Main Floor (Stage Right)
  • Graduates -Main Floor (Center Stage)
  • Hooders -Main Floor (Stage Left)
  • Programs -Holding Area Main Floor

Volunteers are asked to arrive 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and locations and stations are given at that time.


  • Staff badges will be provided when you arrive; badges should be returned when commencement is over.

Please fill out the form below to sign up to volunteer for commencement:

Dates Available

If you have any additional questions email commencement@mmc.edu