Day of the Ceremony

Spring 2021 Commencement

Saturday, May 15, 2021


When You Arrive for Commencement

  • Arrive 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to your ceremony to allow time for parking.
  • Park in Blue Lot. Enter through gates 3 and 9.
  • Graduates should follow signs for graduate entry. You will be directed to your seat.
  • Please ensure you are dressed in your commencement regalia.
    • Only graduates with caps and gowns will be allowed graduate entry.
  • Graduates cannot carry anything in their hand onto the stadium floor.
    • No purses, no bubbles, no balloons, no programs, nothing!
    • Leave belongings with your guests. There will not be a place to store belongings.
    • You may bring cellphones that are kept in a pocket or other case not visible under your gown.
  • Your name card and program will be at your seat on the floor.  

Special tips

  • Dress comfortably for an indoor, air-conditioned environment. Please dress accordingly.
  • Comfortable shoes are encouraged - you will have to walk long distances on cement floors which can be slick and you will be asked to stand for several minutes throughout the ceremony.
  • The ceremony will last approximately 1 hour and graduates will stay on the stadium floor for the entire ceremony and will not be able to leave until graduates process out.
    • Strict COVID restrictions will require that graduates remain until walked out of the building.