Guest Information


All commencement exercises are held in the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center Main Gymnasium.


No tickets are required for guests to attend the ceremony. It is customary for graduates to invite as many guests as they wish to share this momentous occasion with them. All are welcome.


For individuals who are not able to attend the ceremony in person, the University’s Academic Technology Department will provide live streaming of the ceremony on the Internet. Log on to Concord’s web site,, the day of the event, then click on the Commencement graphic on the main page.


Seating in the Carter Center is mostly in the bleachers. Floor seating is available for individuals for whom bleacher seating would be difficult. Due to Fire Marshall regulations space for strollers is limited.

Special seating is also available for guests with physical limitations or who require Special/ADA accommodations. Please contact Ms. Nancy Ellison, Director of Disability Services at 1-304-384-6086. To request accommodations or special seating, please click here to complete the online form.                                                                                                      

Please note that this area has limited seating and reservations are encouraged. If you would like for your family to sit with you in this area, please specify that on the form or when   you contact Ms. Ellison. Although we make every effort to seat families together, we may have to ask individuals who do not require special seating arrangements to sit in the bleachers if we have guests arrive who need accommodated seating.


The Concord University Cheerleaders will be in the lobby of the Carter Center selling bottled water and roses. All proceeds go to benefit the CU Cheerleading Team. Cash Only Please


Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Uniformed officers will be available to direct parking. Handicapped parking spaces are available in several campus parking lots.


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