Details for Family and Friends

  • No tickets are required for guests attending Commencement and there is no limit to the number of guests which each student may invite.
  • For guests, seating is first come, first served, and the arena doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. ceremony and at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. ceremony.
  • Family and friends will not be permitted on the arena floor after the ceremony in order to allow graduates to exit and for staff to prepare for the next event. Our new alumni are asked to meet their family and friends at an agreed-upon location on the concourse or outside of Bartow Arena.
  • Please visit the General Information section for more details about parking, lodging, directions, and special needs.
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