SP2 Ceremony Information

The SP2 Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM in Irvine Auditorium, located at 3401 Spruce Street. Doors will open for guests at 5:45 PM.

Tickets are required for the SP2 Ceremony in Irvine Auditorium. Children under the age of two do not need a ticket if they will be seated on an adult’s lap for the entirety of the ceremony.

SP2 Ceremony Streaming Broadcast

The SP2 ceremony will be viewable via a live broadcast stream and will be available for guests who don’t have tickets to Irvine Auditorium. The live stream will be accessible through a link on the SP2 website and will go live shortly before the ceremony begins.

Additionally, limited seating will be available in Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street) for guests who would like to watch the broadcast stream of the SP2 ceremony from there (e.g., guests with young children, guests without tickets, guests who prefer to have more mobility during the ceremony, etc.).

University Ceremony Information

The gates to Franklin Field will open at 8:30 a.m. for guest seating. Guests will be seated in the southeast, east, and northeast stands of the stadium. Guests should enter through the south stands entrance from South Street.

Read more about the University Ceremony.

Ramadan Accommodations

A prayer space will be set up in Irvine Auditorium in Amado Recital Hall (accessed from the east side of the Irvine lobby) for graduates and guests observing Ramadan. Dates and water will be available for those breaking the fast.

Travel and Lodging Information

Guests visiting from out of town are encouraged to make hotel reservations well in advance.

Information about accommodations, traveling to the area, campus maps, and more can be found on the University’s Commencement website.

Parking

Parking on and near campus is limited on Commencement day and there will be tremendous traffic congestion in the area. Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive early and to use alternate means of transportation.

Please note that there is no parking lot, garage, or handicapped parking at Irvine Auditorium. For more information on campus parking locations, visit the Parking website.

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