Frequently Asked Questions

PNC Arena Policies

Where do candidates and faculty line up?

Where do Valedictorians line up?

What side of the mortarboard does my tassel go on?

Where can I get a graduation program?

Where do guests enter?

Where is the family seating area?

Where is the handicapped seating?

Where are the restrooms for graduation candidates?

Where is the robing room for the platform party?

Where will departmental/college ceremonies be held?

 

Where do candidates and faculty line up?

Undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral and DVM candidates can find information on their line-up procedures here. College signs will designate where the line-up begins for each college.

Faculty should line up behind the stage.

Where do Valedictorians line up?

Valedictorians will enter through the lower level delivery entrance and line up near the front of the processional lineup. A sign will mark the spot where Valedictorians are to assemble.

What side of the mortarboard does my tassel go on?

Undergraduate candidates drape their tassel on the right side. Professional, Master’s and Doctoral candidates drape their tassel on the left side and do not move them during the exercises.

Where can I get a graduation program?

Programs will be given to each candidate as they enter the arena and are available at the front entrance of the arena for guests.

Where do guests enter?

Guests should enter through the main entrance at the front of the arena.

Where is the family seating area?

Family and guest seating is located in all sections of the arena except where indicated. Families and guests may not be seated on the main floor as it is reserved for graduation candidates.

Where is the handicapped seating?

Handicapped seating is located as indicated throughout the arena. Please review the PNC Arena handicapped seating map courtesy of Ticketmaster. Handicapped seating beneath sections 108 and 130 is not available during graduation. Guests must enter on the main concourse level. There is no handicapped seating available on the floor level during graduation as the ground floor is reserved for graduation candidates.

Where are the restrooms for graduation candidates located?

Graduation candidates and assistants can find the restroom located in the breezeway just beyond the Green Room where the faculty line up. There is also a restroom for volunteers in the Green Room.

Where is the robing room for the platform party?

The robing room for the platform party is located in the Interview Lounge, Room 1307, ground level.

Where will departmental/college ceremonies be held?

Please see the list of departmental graduation ceremonies.