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 if possible. Doors open for guests Saturday May 11, 2019 at 7:30 am.

Important Note: Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.


For more information about parking, visit the parking information page.

Special Accommodations

The ADA accessible 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 state-issued handicap placards are also allowed to park in any designated parking space.

Filming & Recording Notice

Please be advised that filming/taping and photographic recording will take place at graduation ceremonies in connection with production of The University of New Mexico institutional promotional materials.

People in public areas near the event may appear in pictures and/or videos. Please be aware that by entering the area, you grant The University of New Mexico and its designees the irrevocable right to use your voice, image and likeness, without compensation, in all manners in connection with the picture, including composite or modified representations, for advertising, trade or any other lawful purposes, and you release The University of New Mexico and its designees from all liability in connection therein.