Family and guests of graduates

No tickets are required for family or guests of a graduate, but space is limited so we ask that graduates limit their guests to six people. Doors open for guests Saturday May 12, 2018 at 7:30 am.

Guest seating is first-come, first-serve. Guests are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to get a good seat. The ceremony will last approximately three hours and graduates will need to remain in their seats until the ceremony ends.

Photos and videos

Please refrain from flash photography during the event. The arena floor and graduate seating areas are also off limits to guests during the ceremony. There are professional photographers on the floor during the event, taking a portrait of each graduate. Photos will be available for purchase. Click here for more information.


Map of commencement parking
For Google Maps directions to the arena, click here

Guests enter the arena at the northeast corner.

The best parking for guests is at the north end of the football stadium parking lot across the street. There is also open parking available just north of the arena.

Handicap spaces

The handicap spaces closest to the guest entrance are just north of the arena. There are also handicap spaces with room for lifts on the west side of the arena. Cars with handicap placards are also allowed to park in any designated parking space.