Dress Attire (Staff Only)

Thank you for serving Vanguard University in this way!

– For Vanguard University Staff who working either/both Commencement ceremonies –

Undergraduate Ceremony

8AM Staff Check-In
9AM Doors open for guests
10AM Ceremony starts
12PM Ceremony ends
1PM Clean up

PS/Graduate Ceremony

2PM Staff Check-In
3PM Doors open for guests, Childcare check-in
4PM Ceremony starts
6PM Ceremony ends
7PM Clean up ends


Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603
Map and Parking directions

Dress Attire for the event:

  • Men: White collared shirt with tie and black/dark pants. No jeans or tennis shoes.
  • Women: White top (no sleeveless) and black/dark pants or modest skirt. No jeans.  Open toed shoes are fine, but no casual flip-flops.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as your shift will include hours of standing and walking.
  • Your Vanguard University nametag: If you have misplaced your nametag or need one with new VU Branding, please contact your Supervisor immediately so that one can be ordered prior to Commencement. The cost of nametags will be charged to the employee’s prospective department. The Name Badge Order Form will then need to be completed and submitted to
  •  If you have a watch, please wear one. There is a large clock located inside the Mariners sanctuary for reference. Phones should be used to check the time ONLY. Refrain from texting/calling while you are working so that you can be completely aware of your surroundings. Several staff leaders have radios and can help if problems arise.

Lanyards and Staff Handbooks will be provided. Please return these upon completion of your shifts.


Commencement Office