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KFC Yum! Center Parking, Seating, Diagrams

by Stephanie M. Salings last modified Aug 15, 2014 04:21 PM

KFC Yum! Center  is the location for the University-wide Commencement Ceremony and the SIGS Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony.


Students and their guests should enter the facility from the Main Street entrance.  Information tables will be in the main lobby along with venue services to provide directions and information.

main lobby diagram


Parking is available in the KFC Yum! Center underground garage.  The public parking spaces are limited. Event parking is $5 and will be collected as you enter the garage.  The garage gates will be open after the ceremony for a quick exit.

parking information and maps

Parking is also available in the Riverfront lot located behind the KFC Yum! Center by entering from River Road.  Riverside Parking Garage is available and located at First and Witherspoon Streets. There are many parking garages in the immediate area and metered street parking is also available. 


Students participating in the University-wide commencement ceremony will line-up at 6:30 p.m. sharp in the Practice Court located on the lower concourse/event level.

Faculty will line-up in the lower concourse/event level outside the Evan Williams Lounge-faculty coat room.  Faculty rental apparel will be collected immediately following the ceremony in the Evan Williams Lounge. 


The University‚Äôs School of Music will begin the concert 30 minutes prior to the University-wide ceremonies in the arena. 


Students will be seated on the arena floor by school, department and degree. The student seating diagram will be available in early December.



Public seating is accessible from the main concourse. Wheelchair seating is designated and venue services will provide directions. 


Commencement ceremony information will be posted and updated periodically on this web site.

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