A special area will be available for family members to take pictures of graduates as they are presented with their diploma covers at our outdoor ceremony. Photographers are asked to be considerate of others and enter the special area for taking pictures only when their graduate is going on to the stage. Also, studio pictures will be available for graduates - and their friends and family - after the ceremony in the reception location. If we are forced to host commencement in the Athletics Building, there will be no family area for graduate photos.
Parking is first come, first served. There will be limited shuttles available to transport guests across campus. When utilizing the shuttle, please be considerate of those who have limited mobility. Guests requiring handicapped parking for the outdoor ceremony should enter via the northernmost entrance off of Grant Line Road and look for signage or ask a parking volunteer for assistance. Handicapped parking for the outdoor ceremony is available in the first two tiers of Hickory Parking. Handicapped parking for the rain site is available close to the Athletics Building.
Seating is also first come, first served at the outdoor ceremony. There are no reserved seats for the public. We hope every seat is "good," but the close seats always go first. For the outdoor ceremony, lawn chairs are also allowed.