Students raise their "Guns Up" during The Matador Song at the end of commencement


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A professional photographer will be taking photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. You will be able to view and order these photos online. Images will be posted within 48 hours of the ceremony.

Photographers will also be available after the ceremony for Friends and Family Photos with the Graduates. Photographers will be located outside the northwest entrance of the arena. There is no charge or obligation to have these photos taken, so please stop by with your Graduate and have your photo taken FREE OF CHARGE.

Commencement Video

The recording of the May 2017 Commencement video can be found on the United Supermarkets Arena YouTube page. 


Faculty/Staff Parking

Faculty/Staff parking for commencement is located in the north parking lot of the United Spirit Arena. Faculty and staff may enter this parking area if they have a reserved or area reserved pass on their vehicle.  

Family and Guest Parking

Below is a map indicating the public parking area for students' family and guests.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is located on the west side of the United Spirit Arena entrance for those with a handicap parking pass. Guests needing assistance to the Arena, may have their families drop them off at the west entrance and their families should proceed to the public parking area. 

Parking map for SHP commencement

Guest Seating

Seating for guests will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. We ask that guests refrain from saving seats in the arena before the ceremonies. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

A seating map for the commencement ceremony

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