view of graduating class from behind speaker's podium at CHSS convocation

Guest Information

2022 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Convocation
Date: Friday, June 3, at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Gates Open for Guests: 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Guests without tickets will not be admitted into Sprague Field. There will be no exceptions.

Sprague Field is an outside venue. Guests should dress according to the weather and bring a poncho in the event of inclement weather. Please note umbrellas are not permitted in the venue. We suggest guests bring water bottles as temperatures can be warm in June.

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. The University is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


The 2022 CHSS Convocation will take place at Sprague Field. Gates to the field will open 60 minutes before the start of the Convocation. All parking is free during Convocation at CarParc Diem, Red Hawk Deck and all surface lots.

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. There is a designated area for ADA seating. The ADA seating area is limited for ADA accommodations only.

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

Live Stream

All ceremonies will be live streamed. Be sure to share the links with friends and family!



This website contains information about the 2022 CHSS Convocation. For information about Commencement visit the Commencement webpage.

For Further Information about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Convocation, contact the CHSS Dean’s office at