COVID-19 safety protocols

As we gather to celebrate our graduates, the health and safety of our students and guests is our highest priority. As part of that commitment to health and safety, all attendees over 2 years of age will be required to wear masks and attendees over 12 years of age will be required to provide proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test.

For more information, see Vaccination policy

We are following UNM’s Covid Safety protocol. Please visit Bringing Back the Pack | The University of New Mexico ( for more information.


Commencement is held at the University Arena (aka The Pit) on the corner of University Blvd and Avenida Cesar Chavez. Graduating students and faculty should park on the north and west side of the building. Family and guests must park in the large parking lot across University Blvd from the arena. Student and guest parking areas do not require parking permits, but parking is first-come first-serve so make sure to arrive on time.

One-click driving directions

Use the following links to get directions to your parking lot entrance using Google Maps

Where to enter the building

  • PHD and Master's students: Northwest corner
  • Undergraduate students: West side
  • Family and guests: Northeast corner
  • VIPs: Southeast corner
  • Volunteers and vendors: Southeast corner