Frequently Asked Questions: Guests

Where can I park for Commencement? Is there a fee?

On the day of commencement parking is available throughout campus, free of charge. Lots 4, 5 and 6 are the closest to the event location. See campus map.

Where does Commencement take place?

Commencement takes place in Live Oak Terraces, which is located between the Performing Arts Center (PAC) and the Gym.

Is there reserved seating?

No, seating is first come, first served.

How long does the ceremony last?

The ceremony begins at 5 pm sharp and lasts roughly two hours.

Is there a reception after the ceremony?

Yes, a dessert reception will be held after the ceremony for graduates and their guests. It will be held at the Student Services Center patio outside of the cafeteria.

Where are the restrooms located?

Restrooms are located inside of the Performing Arts Center and the Gymnasium.

Is there a good place to take photos of my graduate before or after the ceremony?

Yes, there are two areas where "Congratulations Class of 2019" banners are set up, which make an ideal photo backdrop. One is located alongside Live Oak Terraces, and the other is just outside of the BSTIC building. See the last page of your commencement program for a map.