Frequently Asked Questions

UA graduates pose for a photograph

Q: What can I bring with me to the Ceremony?
A: For guest safety, no containers, large bags, backpacks, or parcels are permitted inside Arizona Stadium.

Q:  What's my College?
A:  Go to Academic  Departments, Schools and Colleges to check your College.

Q:  Does my family need tickets to attend?
A: No. Tickets are not needed to attend commencement, but you still have to RSVP for your guests. However, your college convocation may require tickets. Check with your college.

Q: Do I need to wear regalia to the ceremony (cap & gown)?
A: Yes

Q: Where do students meet to line up?
The student staging area is at the NW corner of Arizona Stadium, at Gate 18. Please be there at 5:30pm. Master's/Specialty and Doctoral graduates will be staged at the main library.

Q:  Where can I buy my cap and gown?
A:  Caps, gowns, tassels, and hoods are available at the U of A Bookstores, where you can also purchase diploma frames, gifts for grads, and custom-printed announcements. For more information, visit the Cap and Gown Information page.

Q:  Where can I get announcements printed?
A:  Custom-printed announcements are available at the U of A Bookstores, where you can also purchase diploma frames, caps, gowns, hoods, and tassels.

Q:  Will pictures be taken at the ceremony?
A:  Photographers will be available near the assembly area.

Q: How long is the ceremony? 
A: The ceremony is projected to be 90 minutes long from start to finish. 

Q. Where do I park?
A: Parking is available in all garages and surface lots

Q:  Who do I contact for more information?
A:  Please call (520) 626-0570 if you have any questions about Commencement that aren't addressed here.