Commencement Information | Capital University


  • Parents and Families

    Ceremony Information

    The 168th Spring Commencement of Capital University will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

    Tickets are required and will be provided for pickup by your graduate. 

    Families and guests are encouraged to arrive early (doors open at 12:30 pm) as there is no reserved seating. Please enter through the Northwest doors of the Capital Center Field House along Pleasant Ridge Avenue. 

    The ceremony will last for approximately two (2) hours with the Gate Ceremony after (weather permitting).


    Your graduate has been provided the directions on ticket disbursement.

    Directions, Parking and Accommodations

    Commencement day brings family and friends from all over the country to our campus. Here is some information to make finding your way a little easier.

    Directions to Capital University

    All faculty, staff, volunteers, and graduates should move their cars to parking lots on the west side of campus (S4, S5, S6, S8) by Friday, May 4.
    Public Parking – Guests have access to all F and S parking lots. Please see the map here.

    Handicap and VIP Parking – Visitor’s lot and S-1 Northwest lots are reserved for special guests and disabilities parking only. S7 will be used for disabilities overflow 

    Visiting from out of town? See the many accommodations available near Capital

    Special Services

    There will be areas specially designed for guests who are handicapped or hearing impaired. Please locate an usher the day of the ceremony for assistance.

    Volunteer Opportunities – WE NEED YOU!

    A great way to show your support for the graduates is to volunteer! Ticket takers, ushers, and attendants are needed! The Office of Conference Services needs your help to make Capital University’s 168th Commencement ceremony a memorable event for the graduates and their families. Please register to volunteer here. Anyone is welcome!

    Can’t Make It? View Live Online

    Family members and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony can view the commencement ceremony online at Webcast coverage of the Commencement Ceremony will begin at 1:55 p.m.

    Family & Graduate Brunch

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00pm

    Harry C. Moores Student Union, 2nd floor Main Dining Room

    Please join us as for a delicious and family-friendly brunch before Commencement. For the menu and pricing, please visit our Graduate Brunch page.