For Our Guests: Grad Ceremony

COMMENCEMENT LOCATION AND TIME

The Commencement Exercises will be held in the Murphy Fine Arts Center and will begin promptly at 10:00 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 Parking Lot X (Fine Arts). 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

For the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony in the Murphy Fine Arts Center complimentary parking will be available on the following University parking lots and gar­ages:

Lot Y (lower level behind Fine Arts) – General Parking

Lot Z (lot adjacent to Alumni House) – General Parking

Lot X (Fine Arts) – Disability Parking

Lot U (Montebello) – President’s Guests VIP Parking/ Overflow Disability Parking

Commons Garage – Overflow General Parking if needed

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