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.

Please note, Pinnacle Bank Arena has a CLEAR BAG POLICY: Click here to view the policy

Handicap accessible 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 May 9, 2020.

Paid 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.


GradImages is the official photographer hired by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to capture each student’s photograph as they receive their diploma. GradImages will contact each student after commencement with the opportunity to purchase prints. Guests are not allowed on the arena floor. Husker Vision will project image of graduates as they walk across the stage onto the Husker Vision screens inside the Arena.

Commencement Viewing

Watch on Cable:

Commencement will be carried live on Spectrum channel 1303, Allo channel 23 and Kinetic channel 1080.

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