For Our Guests: December Ceremony

COMMENCEMENT LOCATION AND TIME

The Commencement Exercises will be held in the Tallmadge L. Hill Field House (known as Hill Field House) and will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Guests should be seated by 9:00 a.m. to witness the procession.

PARKING AND SEATING FOR THE MOBILITY-IMPAIRED

Parking for guests who have impaired mobility will be available on Lot L/M. Police officers will be strategically located throughout the campus to provide traffic and parking directions. Guests with mobility impairments will be able to sit in designated areas. Ushers will be available to provide instructions and assistance. Professional signers will sign for the hearing-impaired.

GENERAL PARKING/DIRECTIONS

Complimentary parking will be available on the following University parking lots and garages: Commons Garage (adjacent to the University Student Center), North Campus Garage (CBEIS/Engineering), Lot CE (surface CBEIS/Engineering), Lot T/V (Blount Towers/Rawlings Hall/Marshall Apts.), Lot U (Montebello), Lot Z (across from Alumni House) and Lot Y (behind Murphy Fine Arts Center).

FIRST-AID SERVICES

For first-aid services, graduates should see the marshals, and guests should see the ushers. Ambulance service will be available for emergencies.

RADIO BROADCAST

The Commencement Exercises will be broadcast live over WEAA-FM Radio Station, 88.9 FM, and live-streamed at morgan.edu/commencement.

PROHIBITED ITEMS AT GRADUATION

The following items are prohibited for ALL individuals (faculty, administration, staff, graduates, other participants and patrons, etc.) attending the Graduation Ceremonies:

• alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs carried in by patrons

• glass bottles or metal containers

• ice chests or large coolers

• bota bags or wine skins

• sticks, bats, or clubs, including any attachments

• fireworks, firearms, or other weapons or simulated weapons

• bullhorns or other artificial noisemakers

• framed backpacks

• animals other than certified guide dogs for the disabled

• balloons, drones, or other airborne devices

• food and beverages

• cell phones that are not turned off or placed on vibrate

TICKET SCANNING

For the December Commencement, Morgan commencement staffers will scan guest tickets upon entry into Talmadge Hill Field House. Each guest must produce a valid ticket for scanning in order to enter the facility. Ticket scanning provides the University with quick and accurate attendance figures and controls fraudulent, duplicate, or invalid tickets from entering Talmadge Hill Field House.