Day of Commencement

Faculty walking in at commencement

Your ceremony ticket/name card is required for entry into the Credit Union 1 Arena.  You must bring this card with you on stage.  If you do not have your card, you will not be able to participate.


Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Please note that those arriving after 9:30 a.m. will not be accommodated.

  • Proper academic attire must be worn.
  • You must keep your ceremony ticket/name card with you at all times.
  • The only acceptable paraphernalia are those issued to students graduating with various honors.
  • Leave at home, or in your cars, all bags, backpacks, briefcases, large purses, etc. The Credit Union 1 Arena will not provide storage space for personal property during the ceremonies. Please, also, advise your guests to travel light.
  • Smoking is not permitted on campus property.
  • Cell phones must be silenced or powered off.
  • Strollers, balloons, and noisemakers are not permitted in the Credit Union 1 Arena.
  • Please inform your guests that they cannot approach the stage or you for the purpose of photographs or presentation of flowers/gifts during the ceremony.
  • Arena security will escort out any persons who cause disruption in any manner.