Guest FAQ

Tickets and Seating

Family, friends and other guests are cordially invited to attend UNL commencement and may sit in any non-reserved seats other than the main floor, which is set for the graduates, faculty, and dignitaries.

Tickets are not required for the ceremony.

Handicap seating for commencement guests is available in sections 106, 107, 110, 112, 114, 117 and 118 on the main concourse level of the Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Representatives from the American Red Cross are present at UNL commencement and are located on Level 3 at Gate 112. If you need additional assistance or have questions about seating, please see an Arena Usher.


City campus lots are free of charge without a permit for Commencement Parking on Saturday, December 19.

parking is available in City of Lincoln Public Parking Garages as well as the Pinnacle Bank Arena Garage. The arena drop off area is located on the south side of Pinnacle Bank Arena (R Street).

Pinnacle Bank Arena is located at:
400 Pinnacle Arena Drive Lincoln, Nebraska 68508.

Marching Order

  • College of Journalism
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
  • College of Public Affairs and Community Service
  • College of Business Administration
  • Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Commencement Viewing

Watch on Cable:
Commencement will be carried live on Lincoln Time Warner Cable Education Access Channel 80 (with cable box) or Channel 71.16 (TWC subscribers without cable box.)

Live Stream:
Watch the live stream (stream begins one half-hour before the ceremony).