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The Ritchie Center hosts more than 25 graduations each spring. Graduation ceremonies will take place in Magness Arena, located on the north side of the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness. Doors open one hour prior to each graduation ceremony.


Graduation parking is available in several parking lots around the Ritchie Center, including lots 108, 103, C, T, W and L.

ADA parking (with placard) is available in lot 311.

Parking fees vary per graduation ceremony.

Items to Leave at Home or in the Car

Please note the following items are not permitted in Magness Arena:

  • artificial noise makers (including air horns and whistles)
  • glass bottles or containers
  • confetti, frisbees, balls, balloons or projectiles
  • laser pointers
  • oversized signs or banners (larger than 28x22 inches), or signs with a stick or pole attached
  • derogatory/defamatory clothing or signage
  • illegal drugs or alcohol
  • firearms, weapons or explosives
  • hard-shell coolers, containers or thermoses
  • grills
  • tents
  • candles
  • animals (except licensed service animals

Host a Graduation Ceremony

Interested in hosting a graduation ceremony at the Ritchie Center? Contact Jessica Alley at 303-871-4731 or