Guest Info

The Class of 2020 commencement ceremony will be held in the Alumni Arena on UB's north campus.

Getting to UB


North Campus directions are available on the Visiting UB website. To ensure your vist to campus during the busy Commencement season goes well, please view the alternate campus access information below.

GPS Coordinates

Building Name Latitude Longitude
Alumni Arena 42.999809 -78.781334

Health and Safety


All attendees will need to show proof that they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1; proof will be checked by event staff at entry. A vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination card, an Excelsior Pass or a digital vaccine card are all acceptable. Attendees should be prepared to show photo ID as well. Masks are required for all inside campus buildings. Children under 12 who are not vaccinated, will still be admitted but must be masked at all times at all UB venues.  Reminder: guests of graduates, age 3 and over, require a ticket for the event.

View the announcement of this policy and check UB's website regularly for the latest health & safety guidelines


Upon arrival, security personnel will conduct a speedy inspection of all belongings. 

Commencement Parking

The Special Events Lot, Slee A Lot and Baird A Lot are recommended for guest parking.  Shuttle service will be available from the Special Events Lot before and after both ceremonies, traveling to and from the Coventry Loop outside the front doors of Alumni Arena.  During commencement ceremonies, guests are welcome to park in any faculty/staff and student parking lots; a UB hangtag is not required. For a map with details for parking lots; please see the UB North Campus Map

More information on accessible parking can be found below.


Tickets are required for all guests attending the ceremony.  Each registered graduate will receive 4 guest tickets.

Guests Attending with Children

Children, toddlers and infants are welcome as guests at all commencement ceremonies; please follow these guidelines.

Ages 3 and up Ages 2 and under
A guest ticket is required. No ticket is required as long as the child will be seated on a lap.

Baby Strollers

Baby strollers are not permitted inside this venue.

Accessibility for Guests