Information for Families & Guests

Please refer to the information in these pages to guide you in preparing for this special occasion.


The University of North Florida proudly invites you to join us via live broadcast to this year's Fall Commencement ceremonies. Please click on Commencement LiveStream to join us as we celebrate our graduates.



The doors to the Arena will open to guests one (1) hour before the ceremony.



Guest seating is first-come, first-serve. There are special seating areas for guests with mobility issues or in wheelchairs. An usher can direct your party to these areas. If you need special accommodation due to a visual or hearing disability, contact the Disability Resource Center. No guests are permitted in the students' seating area at any time. Guests will not be seated during the processional; late arrivals must wait until the procession ends. 


Floor Plans





All guests must present a ticket for entry to the Arena. Children under 3 years of age do not need a ticket. Strollers must be parked on the lower-level, and cannot be taken to your seat. Infant car seats/carriers may be taken to your seat, but will require a ticket. 



Photographs are encouraged, but only from either your seat OR the two locations in the upper level of the Arena that are designated for photography. Please be mindful of those around you, and do not linger after taking your pictures. Do not stand along the walkway on the second level at any time. This is essential for safety reasons, and in order to assure that all graduate candidates can be seen by their families. You may also take photographs from your seat.


Appropriate Conduct

Cell phones and pagers should be turned off. Please remain for the entire ceremony as a sign of respect for all graduating students. Hold all applause and refrain from loud celebrations until the conclusion of the ceremony, so that all families can hear their graduate's name announced.