Guests should be encouraged to arrive early. Burton Coliseum has a maximum number of seats and once the audience reaches capacity late arriving guests will remain outside until other guests leave and seats are available. This is for the safety and security of all guests and graduation candidates and to comply with Fire Marshal regulations.
It is not permissible to “hold or reserve” seats for late arriving guests. If you will have a large number of guests they should try to arrive at the same time in order to sit together.
Only graduates will be allowed on the floor of the Coliseum. Please arrange to meet your family and guests outside the building or at an offsite location. This is to ensure the safety and security of the graduates. You will receive a diploma cover during the ceremony and you will receive your diploma after the ceremony.