Commencement Day Schedule
1:45pm: Graduates arrive at arena. Enter through front door marked "Graduates Only."
2:00pm: Front doors open for family and friends of graduates to enter arena.
3:00pm: Processional begins.
Things to Keep in Mind
Please note that the Spokane Arena requires all attendees (students and families) to pass through metal detectors prior to entering the arena. Please be prepared to give yourself extra time to go through the metal detectors and to be seated.
There is not a secure room for graduates to store their belongings during the commencement ceremony, nor will students be allowed backstage to retrieve any belongings following the ceremony. Graduates should leave all valuables that cannot stay on their person during the ceremony with a family member or guest.
The arena is very crowded after commencement, and it can be difficult for graduates, family members and friends to find each other. Before the ceremony begins, please decide where you will meet your family and friends afterward.
If you are making dinner reservations, please remember that the ceremony lasts about two hours and 45 minutes. In addition, it can take more time than expected for graduates, family members and friends to reunite and exit the parking lot.
The Spokane Arena does not allow weapons, balloons or outside food and beverages. Please do not bring any of these items to the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.