Check with the Dallas Department of Transportation for any road closures the weekend of commencement.
Get directions to the venue and transportation information.
Parking is available at the venue lot. The cost is $15 at the gate or $10 pre-paid online. There will be signage for the designated drop off point in front of the venue.
Graduates will enter at Conference Center entrance. Guests will enter through the East or West main venue entrances. This is a CLEAR BAG venue. There is no secured storage, so please leave personal belongings with family or friends.
Everyone will go through metal detectors before entering the buildings. The venue does NOT allow re-entry after entering the building.
Note: Guests are NOT allowed into the Conference Center where graduates convene. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult excluding the graduate.
Please check the venue’s prohibited items before entry.
Graduate and guest tickets
Tickets are required for both graduates and guests.
We can accommodate up to 6 guest tickets. An email with information on how to obtain your tickets was sent separately. Please look for an email from a vendor called, “Marching Order.” Check all your mail folders, including spam.
Once you complete the steps to reserve tickets, you can send them to your guests electronically. Please be sure your guests have their own digital or printed ticket since graduates enter at a separate entrance. We recommend printing your tickets as it will go faster for entry.
Note: When you selected number of guests during the registration steps, this was not your tickets for entry.
If any of your guests will require ADA accommodations at the commencement ceremony, there will be staff at the venue who can assist with seating accommodations. Please be sure to provide your own wheelchair, whether it is for a guest or graduate.
The arena will have a designated spot to store 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.