Poole College of Management Commencement Spring 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
PNC Arena
No tickets needed
Parking is free at PNC

Download the Commencement Program (upd June 2019)
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General Information

During the Poole College ceremony, the names of all Poole College of Management undergraduate and graduate degree recipients will be announced as the student crosses the stage and is congratulated by the dean.

Protocol for the Day

For graduates attending the University Ceremony prior to the Poole College ceremony

Participating students should arrive by 11:30 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 11:15 a.m.

The Poole ceremony begins promptly at 12:00 p.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.

Seating Information for Parents and Guests

Please do not come with your student to the North Service Area.

All guests will sit in the seats/bleachers during both the University and Poole College ceremonies. Seating on the arena floor is reserved for graduates.

Parking Information

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 info@photospecialties.com or call 1.800.722.7033 or 1.919.967.9576

PNC Arena has a clear bag policy that will be in effect during commencement.