Furnas Parking Lot Tent

Guest information varies based on the ceremony venue. To determine if the correct ceremony venue is the Furnas Parking Lot Tent, please visit the Ceremonies Page.

COVID-19 Protocols

All guests attending a commencement ceremony will need to show their ticket upon entry; graduates will be required to check in at registration.

All attendees must adhere to the following requirements on the day of the commencement ceremony:

- Complete the Daily Health Check that day.

- Bring photo ID and be prepared to demonstrate proof that you do not have COVID-19, through one of the below:

  • A negative result from a SARS-CoV-2 test taken before the event (within 72 hours for PCR or six hours for antigen). Documentation required is either the lab result in the UB surveillance testing registration app, a formal lab result, or a result in the New York State Excelsior Pass Wallet.
  • Proof of full vaccination. According to the CDC, that means at least two weeks have passed after the final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine series was received. Documentation required is either the vaccination certificate (card) or the vaccination pass in the New York State Excelsior Pass Wallet.
  • Full recovery from a positive COVID-19 diagnosis within 90 days. Documentation required is a positive prior test result or completed isolation order. Note: individual must be past required COVID-19 isolation period of 10 days in order to attend.

- Wear an appropriate face covering over your nose and mouth at all times while on campus.

- Maintain a minimum six feet of physical distance between yourself and anyone outside your party at all times.

Guests will be limited to parties of two when seated to view the ceremony.

Children ages 3 and up will require a ticket and need to follow the COVID protocols listed above.

Getting to UB


North Campus directions are available on the Visiting UB website. 

GPS Coordinates

Building Name Latitude Longitude
Furnas Parking Lot Tent 43.00306 -78.78639

Commencement Parking

The Jarvis A & B Lots are recommended for guest parking. 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.

Venue Access

All guests will access the ceremony tent thru the North end of the Furnas Lot, off of White Rd. 


Tickets are required for all commencement ceremonies. For more information about ticketing, please visit the ceremonies page and choose the ceremony you would like to attend.

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.

For Your Safety

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

Accessibility for Guests