Graduation Guests

Miller Auditorium is very crowded after Commencement, and it can be difficult for graduates, family members and friends to find each other. Before the ceremony begins please decide where you will meet your family and friends afterward. If you are making dinner reservations please remember that the ceremony lasts approximately two hours and it may take more time than expected for graduates, family members and friends to reunite and exit the parking lot.

Directions and Parking

Plan your visit

Lost and found

Any items lost or left behind during the commencement ceremonies will be taken to the information table located on the stage in Shaw Theatre. After the ceremonies have ceased all unclaimed lost and found items will then be taken to Public Safety located at 511 Monroe Street behind the University Roadhouse.

Special needs


Students who have serious disabilities that make it difficult to participate in the ceremony should call (269) 387-4300 to make arrangements.

Family and friends

For family and friends attending commencement who need accessible seating or other accessibility services please call (269) 387-2320 to make arrangements. Requests for sign language interpretation should be directed to (269) 387-4300.