The Commencement for Summer and Fall 2017 graduates will be held
Tuesday, Dec. 12
3:00 p.m.
at the
UNO Lakefront Arena


Graduates should report in academic cap and gown, with tassel hanging from the right front of the cap, to the North entrance facing the lake not later than 1:30 p.m.

Parking: Graduates, please park in the North lot.

Line-up: The area designated for line-up is limited to graduates, so do not bring friends and family into this area. Only candidates will be permitted to enter the area.

For more info: For more information, please visit the Commencement page on the Registrar's site.


Admission: No tickets are required for guests to attend.

Parking: Guest parking is available on both the North and South sides of the Lakefront Arena. Those guests with handicap plates or passes may park in the area in the front reserved for disabled parking. If they do not have plates or permits, then they can be dropped off in the area and the able-bodied driver will need to park in general parking areas. Entrance is through Ground One located under Ramp 1.

Seating: The doors will be open to the public approximately an hour and a half before the exercises are scheduled to begin. Seating is on first come first serve basis.

For more info: For more information, please visit the Commencement page on the Registrar's site.

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Send Us Your Photos!

Graduates, send us your photos of your favorite UNO memories and we will display them in a slideshow at Commencement. Email your photos to

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Watch LIVE!

The ceremony will stream on Facebook Live. Click here to watch. The archived video will be available after the ceremony has concluded.

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Graduation Regalia Guidelines

The Commencement ceremony is a formal celebration of your academic achievements. All graduates are responsible for obtaining academic regalia and are strongly encouraged to dress appropriately. For a complete set of guidelines, including the Academic Costume Guide, please  click here.

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Everything You Need To Know

From your arrival at the UNO Lakefront Arena through Recession, get all of the information you need to know for Graduation Day here.

Congratulations Graduates!