General Information

Preparing for your student's big day!

We're excited you will be joining the University of Arizona community as we celebrate our graduates! The following information will help ensure a successful ceremony experience.

A family taking a photo with their student graduate in front of the memorial fountain at Old Main

For those attending virtually, we hope this experience feels meaningful wherever you celebrate. Livestream links for each ceremony will be available on this site; an internet connection is needed to stream.

What to Expect

Ceremonies will be held outside in Arizona Stadium and the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center, running 90-120 minutes in length. Be sure to check the weather and prepare accordingly.

Tickets are required for entry into each venue. Students are responsible for picking up guest tickets prior to the event beginning May 4 at the McKale Ticket Office.

  • Seatbacks with both a cushion and back support will be available in family pods inside each venue.
  • Students should arrange to meet guests at a specified location, outside each venue, after the ceremony.

Personal items are subject to search. Large bags, backpacks, and parcels are prohibited. Small umbrellas are permitted.

 


Where to Go

While all parking on campus will be available for ceremony parking, we recommend guests park in Cherry Avenue, South Stadium, or Sixth Street Garages or lots South of Sixth Street. Cherry Garage is reserved for ADA parking on the 1st and 2nd levels; disability plates or placards are required.

  • Gates will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony (8:00 a.m. for 9:00 a.m. ceremonies, 6:00 p.m. for 7:00 p.m. ceremonies).
  • The Davis Sports Center will have one guest entrance; Arizona Stadium will have multiple guest entrances. Students will have separate entrances at each venue. 

 

Parking Map

Parking is available for graduation ceremonies, including parking garages and 6th Street surface lots. For more information, please click here.

Seating Map

Guests may view available seating options and their respective gate entrances. For more information and an updated seating map, please click here.

Accommodations

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, 110 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. For a list of hotels and attractions, please see Visit Tucson.

Flowers & Leis

Greet your Wildcat with a bouquet of joy on their graduation day. Pre-order your flowers and gifts by using the link below. To retrieve your order, please stop by our booth located conveniently at the entrance to the graduation before the ceremony begins.

Staff will be on-site for the whole day when the ceremonies are taking place. All orders will be kept aside at the beginning of the day until they are picked up.

 


Get Connected

UAGuest is a wireless network available to visitors of the University of Arizona. After visitors select the UAGuest network on their devices, they can establish UAGuest accounts by entering a username and phone number. The account will be valid for five days. After that time, visitors will need to establish a new account.

UAGuest is an unsecured network. Do not send private information such as credit card numbers over this network. UA students, faculty, and staff should use UAWiFi.

 

Frequently Asked

We know you have questions, we have answers. We’re continually evaluating plans and monitoring health conditions so be on the lookout for updates in the coming weeks.