Dear UNK Graduate and Parents:
Members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Commencement Committee are thinking once again about the upcoming celebration of the completion of your degree. The 2013 Spring Commencement exercises will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013, in the Health and Sports Center (HSC).
Line-up for those graduates marching begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Field House in Cushing The Processional will start at 9:50 a.m. sharp.
We have made every effort to comfortably accommodate more than 700 graduates who are expected to march, plus their friends and family. We do expect and heartily welcome a crowd, but with that, we encourage guests to come as early as possible that morning (the HSC opens at 8:00 a.m.). In the possible case of standing room only, overflow areas with closed-circuit monitors are provided in the main street of the Health and Sports Center
If you have questions, please first consult the Graduation Information Headquarters at www.unk.edu/about/commencement/.
If you are unable to find answers to your questions about Graduation
there, call 308.865.8208.
We look forward to sharing this special day-- your UNK Commencement—with you.
Look for, and share, your memories, best wishes, photos, congratulations and send-off messages on Facebook and Twitter @UNKearney #lopergrad.
- UNK Commencement Committee
Upcoming Ceremony: May 3, 2013, 10:00 am Central Time, Spring Commencement, Health and Sports Center.
Deadlines and More Information:
Find out about your graduation deadlines, fees and application procedures on the Graduation Information page. Reserved and Special Needs seating information is also available.
If you are a family member planning to attend the ceremony, visit the Maps and Directions page for directions to our campus and a layout of the buildings when you arrive.
Webcast: For those unable to attend in person, UNK commencement ceremonies are webcast live over the internet. To view the broadcast visit the Webcast Information page before the event to make sure your computer is properly configured. If you have Information Technology questions on how to view UNK Webcasts, please call the helpdesk at 308.865.8363.
If you would like to listen to addresses by previous commencement speakers, visit the Audio and Video Archives section.
Graduation Accommodations for Parking:
Visitors with handicap parking permits can park on the East side of the Health and Sports Center Complex. A map is available on the UNK homepage at www.unk.edu. Family members who are transporting a handicapped individual will have access to drop off the individual on the East side of the Health and Sports Complex, but will need to move their vehicle to another parking lot.
Graduation Accomodations for Seating
Visitors in wheelchairs can sit in the corner seating sections on the main floor or use the elevator in the Northeast corner of the building to sit in the designated section on the arena floor. Individuals who have difficulties with steps are encouraged to arrive at least an hour early (especially for spring graduation ceremonies which tend to have larger attendance) to have access to seats just below the railings on the main floor or to obtain seating on the arena floor bleachers.