Graduation Information - Family & Guests

Parking

Allow sufficient travel time for heavy traffic and parking in order to make your way to the center. Parking for the event is free. See TD Convention Center parking information.

Entrance

Family and guests will enter the TD Convention Center from all entrances and follow the signs to Level 2 Ballroom. Additional seating will be available across from the Ballroom. You want to be seated by 10:30 a.m. regardless of seating location. Processional of Graduates begins at 11 a.m. Family and Guests needing special handicapped seating, see a Convention Center staff. Note: Areas are marked where graduates are lined up and will not be accessible to family/guests.

Tickets

You do not need tickets to gain admission to the ceremony.

Ceremony

The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Please remain seated until all graduates and faculty/staff have exited at the end of the ceremony.

Applause: Family/ guests are invited to stand in recognition of graduate achievement. Whistling, cheering, and boisterous behavior are considered inappropriate. Applause is reserved after all diplomas, certificates, and degrees have been awarded, all graduates will be applauded.

Please make sure your cell phones are turned off or silenced.

Children are welcome but please note the ceremony is not designed to keep the attention of young children. If necessary, please make child-care arrangements or sit where exits are nearby for quick exiting when children become restless and uncomfortable with the ceremony.