Today is
YOUR Day.

Congrats to the class of 2021!

The moment you’ve been working towards is finally here. It’s time to celebrate your achievement surrounded by people who are so proud of everything you’ve accomplished. Welcome to the ranks of 1 million University of Phoenix alumni!

Today is YOUR Day.

Congrats to the class of 2021.

 

Date:

APR 24


Time:

10:30 am MST

 

10:30 am MST

 


Location:

Chase Field

 

Chase Field

 


The moment you’ve been working towards is finally here. It’s time to celebrate your achievement surrounded by people who are so proud of everything you’ve accomplished. Welcome to the ranks of 1 million University of Phoenix alumni!

Event Details:

When:
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Where:
Chase Field
401 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Ceremony time:
10:30 am MST

Gates Opening Time:
Gates will open at 9:00 am. Graduates should arrive no later than 9:30 am.

Entrance

Graduates and guests will enter through the West side of the ballpark and use Gates B-E. Tickets, clear bags, masks and social distancing are required to enter the building. As graduates arrive, they will be directed by staff to their designated seating.

There is a clear bag policy at this venue:
https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/ballpark/information/bag-policy

Parking/Transportation

Parking fees will be required ($10-15). Closest garages are Chase Field Garage (401 S. 4th St., Phoenix, AZ. 85034) and Jefferson St. Garage (333 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ. 85034). There are a number of accessible parking spaces in all garages. There will also be a designated drop off point on the West side of the venue, look for signs.

For contactless parking, fans can reserve parking prior to arriving at Chase Field by visiting ParkWhiz or in the MLB Ballpark app. If parking is purchased upon arrival, fans are required to pay by credit/debit card (cashless) to reduce contact between fans and staff.  

You can get more details for Jefferson Street Garage at http://jstreetgarage.com/

Metro light rail available-check out METRO at ValleyMetro.org for detailed information on how to ride or call 602-253-5000. There is a metro stop across the street from Chase Field. 

Check with Arizona Department of Transportation for any road closures the weekend of commencement. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/az.html

Safety and Security Measures

Please follow the safety measures of Chase Field for your safety and the safety of others.

  • Masks and social distancing will be required for everyone. Bandannas, scarfs, etc. not acceptable for masks.
  • Guests and graduates will be spaced apart for seating and other applicable activities for the ceremony.

You can review Chase Field’s safety precautions and requirements here: https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/ballpark/safety#enhancements.

list of safety precautions at chase field

Ticket Information

Graduates may now request up to eight guest tickets. This includes children of all ages.

Tickets will be required for guests to enter the ceremony. Graduates will be allowed into the venue without a ticket; however, they will need to wear their cap and gown or have it with them to show security for access into the building.

Please be on the lookout for a separate email being sent in approximately 1 week outlining the steps required to order guest tickets. This email will come from a vendor called Fevo and a unique code provided to each graduate for use when selecting tickets. The digital guest tickets must be shown to security as you enter the venue.

Please be sure and check all mail folders (spam, trash, etc.) for this email. The email address used for your registration will be where this message is sent. 

ADA Accommodations

If any of your guests will require ADA accommodations at the commencement ceremony, there will be staff at the venue that can assist with seating accommodations. Wheelchairs will not be available for use during the ceremony. When ordering your tickets, you can select accessible seating to accommodate a guest(s).

Strollers

Due to Fire Marshal regulations, strollers are not permitted in the seating area.  Please be advised that University of Phoenix is not responsible for any damage or loss to personal property.

Personal Belongings for Graduates

There is no storage at the commencement venue for personal belongings. Please make arrangements for a guest to hold any personal items or carry them with you at all times. Please be advised that University of Phoenix is not responsible for any damage or loss to personal property.

Regalia Items to Bring

Bring your cap and gown. Additionally, bachelor’s graduates must bring their stoles and master’s and doctoral graduates must bring their hoods. Use a cool iron if necessary, to ensure a wrinkle-free appearance. For any special regalia needs or for pickup arrangements, Herff Jones, accepts cash or card.  Please contact Herff Jones, Stan Howard for any regalia needs or questions: Stan.howard@comcast.net

Military graduates: Remember to bring your cord to the ceremony. If this was not ordered, they will be available the day of the ceremony.

Graduate Name Cards

Please bring your name index card the day of the ceremony. The index card shows a bar code with your name and degree. These cards will be mailed out to each graduate approximately 2 weeks prior to the ceremony. We can provide a duplicate name card if needed the day of the ceremony. 

Honor Cord Eligibility & Distribution

Must be a bachelor’s degree student. Program GPA of 3.85 or higher. The University does not have an honors designation for associate, masters or doctoral students.

All bachelors level students who have met the University Honors requirements, by the commencement ceremony date, and have met all other eligibility criteria, will be recognized at commencement ceremonies with the University honor cord.  Students who attend commencement ceremonies and wear the University honor cord prior to degree conferral are not guaranteed the “Graduated with Honors” designation. Academic standards must be met for a “Graduated with Honors” degree to be awarded. Students may fail to meet the University Honors standards after attending commencement ceremonies. 

Honor cord distribution: The University identifies graduates registered for the commencement who are eligible for the honor cord. If you are eligible to receive an honor cord, one will be provided to you at no cost on the day of commencement.

Streaming

The ceremony will be streamed live at: University of Phoenix - Phoenix 2021 Commencement - YouTube

Photography

The University has coordinated with GradImages Photography to photograph graduates at the ceremony.

GradImages Photography: 800-261-2576, service@gradimages.com

Program

You will get a printed program the day of the ceremony. The digital program version will be viewable 3 days prior to the ceremony date and up to 30 days following the conclusion of the ceremony.

Click on the official University of Phoenix Commencement Program site at http://www.gilmore.ca/ApolloCommencementBook. Select “Phoenix” from the “What is your Ceremony Location?” drop-down menu.

Leaving the ceremony

Guests will be released in an orderly fashion to ensure a safe exiting for everyone. We ask all graduates to stay until the end of the program and participate in the recessional march. After the recessional, you will exit the ceremony to the outside plaza area to meet your friends and family. Everyone will be asked to keep moving away from the building and clear the area.

Share your Graduation Journey!

We would love for you to share any ceremony photos and stories about your educational journey on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/uopxphoenix/

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email us at: uopxcommencement@phoenix.edu