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Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremony: Dec. 19, 2014, 10 a.m. Central Time, Health and Sports Center

Line-up for graduates marching begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Cushing Coliseum Fieldhouse. The Processional will start at 9:50 a.m. sharp. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will last one and a half to two hours. 

If you have questions, please first consult the Graduation Information Headquarters. If you are unable to find answers to your questions about Graduation there, call UNK Communications and Community Relations at 308-865-8455.


Rehearsal for Fall  2014 Commencement is at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in Health and Sports Arena. Rehearsal will go over seating, processing, walking to the stage and returning to your seat. It is useful and required if you want to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Deadlines and More Information:

Graduation deadlines, fees and application procedures are 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. There is a campus parking map specifically for Commencement Parking.


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. 

To listen to addresses by previous commencement speakers, visit the UNK Youtube channel. 

Accommodations for Graduation Parking: 

Handicap parking is available on the north and east sides of the Nebraska Student Union. Vehicles without a handicap parking permit that has someone who has a restriction may drop off guests on the east side of the NSU to access either the south or east entrances and the north side of the NSU to access the northwest entrance. A commencement parking map is available at unk.edu/commencement_parking.

Seating for mobility-restricted guests:  

Seating for individuals who use wheelchairs will be provided. One other person will be allowed to sit with each individual who uses a wheelchair. Individuals who don't use wheelchairs but have restrictions that prevent climbing stairs may use the elevators located in the lobby of the main (south) entrance and the northwest entrance to the Nebraskan Student Union.