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Guest Information

Please Be Advised
Commencement and Convocation Postponed

As per the University’s announcement, commencement and convocation will be postponed to a future date. We will update our website with more information as soon as it becomes available.

7 p.m.
Gates Open for Guests:  5:30 p.m.

Guest Seating

Guests without tickets will not be admitted.

Strollers are not allowed on the Sprague Field bleachers. Families who bring strollers will be required to leave strollers unattended as they cannot be brought onto the bleachers.

Sprague Field is outside, and Convocation will be held if it is raining, so guests should dress according to the weather. Umbrellas aren’t allowed into the stadium, so please bring a raincoat or poncho if the forecast is for showers. The University will provide disposable ponchos if it is raining.

Convocation will not be held if there is a risk of lightning or other severe weather. The University will share information about any weather-related cancellations or postponements on its web site, its social media platforms, and in email to students.

For safety concerns–and as a courtesy to other guests–balloons, large signs, umbrellas, strollers, and other potential obstructions will not be permitted on Sprague Field.


The 2020 College of the Arts Convocation will take place at Sprague Field. Gates to the field will open 90 minutes before the start of the Convocation. All parking is free during Convocation at CarParc Diem and the Red Hawk Deck. Shuttle service to/from CarParc Diem will begin 90 minutes prior to Convocation and end 45 minutes after the close of the ceremony.

Please enter campus via College Avenue, Yogi Berra Drive or Clove Road and proceed to CarParc Diem or the Red Hawk Parking Deck. (Note: Entering campus via Yogi Berra Drive and exiting using Clove Road offers the most direct access to Route 46 and Route 3.) Visit the campus map for details.

Disability Seating and Parking

Please plan to arrive early if you have any special seating arrangements.

Please park in the Red Hawk Deck and take the elevator to level 2. An ADA shuttle will be available continuously beginning 90 minutes prior to Convocation to take you directly to Sprague Field. Shuttle service will taper off once the event begins. Return service will begin when Convocation ends and continue for 45 minutes.


Family members and guests will not be permitted on Sprague Field.  Please plan to take photos with family and/or faculty following the ceremony at an alternate location on campus.

For your convenience, we have made arrangements with Island Photography to take each student’s photograph as they cross the stage.  Within 48 hours after the ceremony, students will be sent a secure link via email to view and order photos.  Student will have to pre-register to the link below:

Complimentary paper proofs will be amiled to teh students’ homes within 3-5 days after the ceremony.  There is no obligation to purchase photos from Island Photograpy.  For questions, please email

This website contains information about the 2019 College of the Arts Undergraduate Convocation.
For information about Undergraduate Commencement visit the Undergraduate Commencement website.

For Further Information about the College of the Arts Convocation, contact the College of the Arts’ Office of Student Services at 973-655-7346