To learn more about your role in the ceremony view the specific instructions below.
Graduates will line up in the CenturyLink Event Center. Those with purple tickets will line up on the west side of the Event Center. Those with gold tickets will line up on the east side of the Event Center. The Student Line-up Diagram illustrates where graduates line up according to their schools and colleges and degrees. The overall map shows the relationship of the Event Center to the Stadium and the CenturyLink Parking Garage.
Seating in the stadium is also organized according to gold and purple tickets. Parents and guests of graduates with gold tickets should sit on the east side of the stadium and the west side is the corresponding side for parents and guests of graduates with purple tickets. This is illustrated on the Stadium Map.
By participating in commencement you agree to observe the following guideines during the ceremony.
Commencement is intended to be a festive occasion celebrating the accomplishments of our students. However, it is also ceremonial. Students are expected to remain in their seats for the address by our commencement speaker. (Restrooms will be closed at this time.) Wandering around the floor of the stadium and visiting with guests in the stands are prohibited. Cell phones are permitted, but out of courtesy for other participants, students are asked to make judicious use of phones and not use them during the formal speaking portions of the ceremony.
It is particularly important that students respect their fellow students and the faculty, administrators and guests who have come to witness and participate in the conferring of their degrees. For this reason, graduates are expected to return to their seats after they have walked and remain there until all students have walked and the members of the stage party have exited the stage.