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Ceremony Details | May 19, 2023

Baxter Arena, Omaha, Nebraska



On Friday, May 19, Baxter Arena will host the UNO Commencement Ceremonies and Maverick Park will host the NSAA State Baseball Championships for Class A, Class B and Class C. With these events scheduled to coincide on Friday at two venues that share some parking lots, parking availability will be at a premium. Guests are encouraged to carpool and arrive early to allow additional time for traffic and parking.

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9 A.M. Ceremony

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
  • College of Engineering (UNL)


2 P.M. Ceremony

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Public Affairs and Community Service
  • College of Information Science & Technology
  • College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media


Five Things to Know

  • You must arrive at least 30 minutes before your ceremony time.
  • You should leave all personal items like jackets, hangers, etc. in your car or with your guest.
  • There are no tickets needed to attend, and there is no limit to how many guests can come celebrate your achievements.
  • Doors open one hour before each ceremony, and the Livestream will go live once the ceremony begins.
  • The Commencement website is your destination for links to the Live Stream, the Digital Program, Shareable Directions to Baxter Arena, a Virtual Swag Bag, and more.



Where should people park?

View the parking map

We are expecting heavy traffic surrounding Baxter Arena on Friday as the NSAA State Baseball Tournament is being held at Tal Anderson Field. Please plan accordingly and allow for extra time to commute to the arena and find parking. There are elevators located at both entrances for guests.


What is the bag policy?

Clear bags are required. All bags will be checked at the arena door.


Can we bring drinks and snacks?

No outside food and drink are allowed. Concessions will be available.


Can I bring my grad flowers?

Yes, but no vases are allowed. Flowers will also be available for purchase with other commencement merchandise.


What guidance is there for celebrations within the arena?

Balloons or noisemakers are not permitted.


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