Winter Commencement Ceremony: December 20, 2013, 10 a.m. Central Time, Health and Sports Center.
Line-up for those graduates marching begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Field House in Cushing Coliseum. The Processional will start at 9:50 a.m. sharp.
We have made every effort to comfortably accommodate the graduates, 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. In the possible case of standing room only, overflow areas with closed-circuit monitors are provided in the "Main Street" corridors 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 UNK Communications and Community Relations at 308-865-8455.
Rehearsal for Winter 2013 Commencement is at 3 p.m. Thursday December 19 in the Health and Sports Center. 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:
Guests with handicap parking permits can park east of the Health and Sports Center Complex. Family members who are transporting a handicapped individual will have access to drop off the person on the east side of the Health and Sports Complex, but will need to mover their vehicle to another lot.
Seating for mobility-restricted guests:
Guests with wheelchairs can sit in the corner seating on the main floor or use the elevator in the northeast corner of the building to sit in the designated section of the arena floor. Individuals who have difficulties with steps should arrive at least an hour early to have access to seats just below the railings on the main floor or to obtain seating on the arena floor bleachers. A commencement parking map is available at unk.edu/commencement_parking.