Sunday, May 9, 2021
Ceremony Start Time: 3 p.m.
In order to ensure a safe and successful program, any 2020 graduate wishing to participate in the ceremony on May 9 at 3 p.m. must RSVP in advance using the online form. If you would like to request two guest tickets, include this information on your RSVP form.
Parking is free of charge in all surface lots and garages on May 9. Disabled parking is available on all levels of the Welcome Center Garage located across the street from the arena. Please allow plenty of travel time as commencement traffic will be heavy.
Shuttle service from parking lots K, L, E, and F to BB&T Arena will be available at 8 a.m. and after the ceremony. Look for shuttle signage when you arrive on campus on May 9, or view our print ready Shuttle and Parking Information Sheet.
Those taking advantage of shuttle service will be dropped off at the Lot O doors behind the arena. Shuttle bus pick up after the ceremony will also take place in Lot O. Shuttle buses are handicap accessible.
For directions to NKU visit the Campus Maps and Directions page.
Guests should enter BB&T Arena through the event level doors located at the end of the pedestrian bridge coming from the Welcome Center Garage. Those taking advantage of the shuttle bus service will be conveniently dropped off at the Lot O doors behind the arena.
Doors to the arena will not be open for early admittance so plan to arrive at or after 8 a.m. Tickets are not required for the ceremony. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Graduates will line up in the Conference Room located in BB&T Arena.
Graduates will process in and be seated as follows:
College of Education will be seated on the left side of the floor facing the stage in the following order:
Education Specialist candidates
College of Health and Human Services will be seated on the left side of the floor facing the stage in the following order:
College of Informatics will be seated on the right side of the floor facing the stage in the following order:
Disabled guests and graduates may be dropped off in front of BB&T Arena at the circle drive off the Nunn Drive entrance to campus. You will be directed to the elevator which will take you to the appropriate level in the arena. Disabled guests are also encouraged to use the shuttle service from parking lots K, L, E or F.
Disabled parking is available on all levels of the Welcome Center Garage located across the street from the arena. Accessible seating is available in the last row of certain sections on the concourse level for disabled guests or those who have difficulty navigating stairs. Commencement guests can visit the Guest Services booth or ask a BB&T Arena usher for assistance finding a seat that meets their mobility needs.
Accommodations for graduates with special needs will be made in the graduate assembly area or may be made by calling (859) 572-5810.