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2019 Undergraduate Commencement Guest Information

Guest Entrance
East Main Lobby of 3M Arena at Mariucci
4 Oak Street SE
​Minneapolis, MN 55455

Doors will open for guests at 4 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; guests may sit anywhere in the arena except for the areas roped off for graduating seniors and guests needing accommodations. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.

The College of Biological Sciences is happy to provide access for guests needing accommodations. If you would like to request accommodations, please email

Graduates who requested accommodations for their guests will receive additional information two to three weeks before the ceremony. ADA parking is not available onsite, but there are a number of reserved spaces in the surrounding lots and ramps. Guests with limited mobility can be dropped off at the Oak Street entrance to Mariucci.

Tickets for your guests are NOT required. If you would like to bring more guests than you originally indicated in your RSVP, you may do so.

There are several parking options near Mariucci Arena at differing fees. Please see the following website for parking options and rates near Mariucci Arena. Graduates and guests will be required to pay for their parking.

Mariucci Arena
Concessions will not be available the day of commencement. Guests are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages into the arena. Please note that balloons are not permitted in the arena. For the safety of all graduates and guests, all bags will be subject to search.