This is important information for you to ensure great Commencement experience.
Graduates DO NOT need tickets to attend Commencement.
All guests MUST have tickets to be seated (including children 2 years and older)
A family friendly seating area will be available to guests with children to watch on a monitor.
If you–or your guests–have a physical disability and are in need of special services, please register with Disability Services at 708.235.3968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is very limited so carpooling is strongly encouraged.
Shuttle buses will be available to transport to/from remote parking lots.
DO NOT park in the LA Fitness parking lot. Your car may be ticketed and/or towed.
Plan to arrive early–8:30 a.m. for 10 a.m. ceremony or 3 p.m. for the 4:30 p.m. ceremony respectively.
Late arriving students will not be permitted to participate in the processional or walk across the stage–DON'T BE THAT GRADUATE.
Inform guests of the college/program you are graduating from, in order to assist with seating (e.g., College of Health and Human Services).
Pre-arrange a meeting location to meet family and guests after the ceremony outside of the auditorium.
Please leave all personal items, such as purses, with your guests or leave locked in your vehicle. GSU and the convention center are NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
Please visit the office in the West Lobby for lost items or for stroller check-in.
Only GSU approved honors cords and stoles may be worn with regalia.
Graduates should not leave the ceremony floor until the appropriate time. Only Platform Guests, Faculty/Staff, and Marshals will recess out. All graduates are to remain seated throughout the ceremony, unless directed otherwise by the commencement marshals or master of ceremonies.
Cellphones should be silenced during the entire ceremony.
NO BACKPACKS, CONCEALED WEAPONS, AND FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CONVENTION CENTER OR HOTEL.