Protocol for the Day
For graduates attending the University Ceremony prior to the Poole College ceremony
Participating students should arrive by 8:30 a.m.
As soon as the university’s ceremony is over, graduates should go to the North Service Area of the PNC Arena to line up for the Poole College of Management ceremony. From the arena floor, go through the Section 107 exit and turn right to the North Service Area. Line up according to the number on your name card behind your academic program banner. The number will place you alphabetically within your major and concentration.
For graduates NOT attending the University’s ceremony before the Poole College’s Ceremony
Participating students should arrive by 10:45 a.m.
The Poole ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. You should park at the North Service entrance. It is important that you arrive at the PNC Arena prior to the University ceremony ends. Once the University ceremony ends (approximately 11:00 a.m.), all traffic lanes will change to outbound, and it will be difficult to get into the parking area.
You may park anywhere in the PNC Arena parking lot. Please enter the PNC Arena from the East, West or South doors. Parking attendants will be present to help navigate the lots. Handicap parking is available at the PNC Arena and an elevator is located inside the South (ticket box) entrance.
As each graduate is handed his or her diploma cover, a photo will be taken by a professional photographer. A free color proof will be mailed to the graduate’s permanent address, with an opportunity to purchase.
There is no obligation to purchase prints.
To receive an email notification the moment your photos are available online, please visit Photo Specialties to pre-register. If you do not receive a proof within a week of the ceremony, please contact Photo Specialties by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.722.7033 or 1.919.967.9576