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Where do I line up?

Doctoral and DVM candidates will enter through the lower-level, delivery entrance and line up in the left corridor of the coliseum with their sponsors. Masters candidates will enter through the lower-level, delivery entrance of the arena and line up in the right corridor of the coliseum. Undergraduate candidates will gather outside of the lower-level, delivery entrance of the arena and line up as indicated on the map. College signs will designate where the lineup begins for each college. Faculty should line inside the delivery entrance.

I am a Valedictorian. Where do I line up?

Valedictorians will enter through the lower-level, delivery entrance and line up near the front of the processional lineup. A sign will mark the spot where they are to assemble.

What side of the Mortarboard does my tassel go on?

Undergraduate candidates drape their tassel on the right side. Professional, Masters, and Doctoral candidates drape their tassel on the left side and do not move them during the exercises.

Where can I get a program?

Programs will be given to each candidate as they enter the arena and are available at the front entrance of the PNC Arena for guests.

Where do guests enter?

Guests should enter through the main entrance at the front of the arena.

Where is the family seating area?

Family seating is located in all sections of the arena except where indicated. Families may not be seated on the main floor as this is reserved for graduation candidates.

Where is the handicapped seating?

Handicapped seating is located as indicated throughout the arena. Please review this image of the PNC Arena handicapped seating courtesy of Ticketmaster. Handicapped seating at the floor level (beneath sections 108 and 130) is not available during graduation. Guests must enter on the main concourse level.

Where is the restroom?

The restroom is located in the breezeway just beyond the Green Room where the faculty line up. There is also a restroom for volunteers in the Green Room.

Where is the robing room for the platform party?

Interview Lounge, Room 1307, ground level

Where will departmental/college ceremonies be held?

Please see the list of departmental graduation ceremonies available on this website.