Family & Guest Info

A student celebrates raising her hand in the air

Prepare for Commencement

December 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Day of Ceremony

Elevators and family restrooms are available inside Fifth Third Arena. ASL interpreting and live captioning are provided during the ceremony.

See below for information on Passenger Drop-off, Shuttle Service, and Tickets & Seating.

There is a clear bag policy in effect at Fifth Third Arena. A full list of approved and non-approved bags can be found here.

Guests with accessibility needs may be dropped off at CCM Circle. Enter at Corry Boulevard. Golf carts will be available to shuttle guests with accessibility needs to Fifth Third Arena from the passenger drop-off. 

Campus Green, Calhoun, CCM, Corry, and Woodside garages will be open at no charge during Commencement. Accessible parking is available in all parking facilities on a first come, first served basis.

A parking pass will be required to park in these garages. The parking pass is free to obtain. You must show the pass to the garage attendant.

Order a Parking Pass

Information on parking for Spring 2024 Commencement will be posted here closer to the ceremony. Please check back for updates.

Current parking permit holders may utilize their UC parking permit assigned to a West Campus garage.

A limited number of golf carts will be available to shuttle guests with accessibility needs.

Each guest age 4 and older must have a ticket to attend. Guests 3 and under do not need a ticket, but must sit on the lap of another guest. Graduates complete the guest ticket request process prior to graduation.

Guests may sit anywhere in the general admission area. Guests with accessibility needs may visit our Guest Relations tables on the day of the ceremony, conveniently located inside Fifth Third Arena at the East and West Concourses. Staff will provide information on seating and accommodations.

Ushers will be available with a limited number of wheelchairs to transport guests to/from seating in the arena. Guests may bring their own wheelchair if they prefer to remain in the wheelchair during the ceremony. Guests do not need advance reservations for wheelchair assistance or accessible seating.

Join Parent & Family Programs in the Champions Club (above sections 102-105) for games, giveaways, photo booth, and family fun to commemorate the day!

2021 Summer Commencement Ceremony

After Commencement