Important Commencement Day Information


Tickets will be needed for seating in the “Chappie” James Center. Each Graduate will be issued five (5) tickets during Commencement rehearsal to distribute to family members and friends. Doors to the James Center will open at 9:00 a.m. for ticket-holders only!! No one will be admitted after 11:00 a.m. Please arrive early!!!

Sections for the Disabled 

The "Chappie" James Center is wheelchair accessible for disabled individuals. There are clearly labeled spaces in each section for those individuals.  You must arrive before the doors are closed. 


Regular Parking

Parking is available in all non-reserved spaces on campus. Uniformed campus police officers will be available for assistance or consult the campus map for general parking areas. 

Disabled Parking 
Designated parking for the disabled will be in the Foster Hall (Engineering building) parking lot, across the street from the "Chappie" James Center. 

Media Parking 
Media may park in the parking lot adjacent to the "Chappie" James Center (across from the airplane).  Parking passes may be picked up with credentials.  

Shuttle Service
On-campus shuttle service from designated parking lots for guest pickup will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Commencement Day.

Satellite Locations

Other locations on campus will be equipped for audiences to watch the ceremony in real-time on large screens. Seating is open and limited. 

  • University Chapel
  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center auditorium
  • Foster Hall auditorium

Other locations may be added and will be listed on this page.  


LIVE Webcast

Commencement is scheduled to be streamed live at