Time and Place:
The Commencement Processional will begin at 1:45 PM on May 31, 2014, at the Maverik Center (formerly known as the E Center) located at 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive (2200 W). Graduates are expected to arrive by 1:00 PM, and enter at the southwest ground-level door marked "Will Call/VIP/Elevator." Guests should enter via the southern stairs (seating access is on the level above the lobby entry) and be seated by 1:45 PM for the processional.
A jazz brunch will be held on campus from 10:00 AM until Noon (preceding commencement) for graduates and their guests, faculty, and staff. Four brunch tickets are available to each graduate for free and any subsequent tickets will be $10.00 each. Brunch tickets may be picked up from the Office of Alumni Parent Relations.
Seating at the Maverik Center, including wheelchair seating, is on a first come first serve. For those with physical limitations including wheelchairs, please enter at the southwest ground-level door marked "Will Call/VIP/Elevator" and seating will be available in section 113. For hearing impaired guests, seats will also be located in the front rows of section 113. The ceremony starts at 1:45 p.m. and lasts around 2 ½ hours.
All guests enter through the South doors at the top of the stairs. If guests need to use an elevator, they should enter through the Southwest ground-level floor marked Will Call/VIP/Elevator.
There is plenty of parking at the Maverik Center but to ensure a timely arrival, please make sure they arrive by 1:15. There is no cost for parking at the Maverik Center.
Family members will not be allowed in front of the stage to take photos during the ceremony since this impedes the view for other guests. Professional photographers will be on hand to take a photo of each graduate as they receive their diplomas. Proofs will be available for viewing on-line within a few days, and may be purchased then. You can find them at www.gammell.com and then search the word WESTMINSTER (use all-CAPS). Family members are free to take photos of the ceremony from their seats, as well as before and after the ceremony.
For a complete listing of area hotels please click here.
The following two hotels are located near the Maverik Center:
· Country Inn/Suites, 3422 South Decker Lake Dr. (2200 West), 1-800-456-4000
· Crystal Inn, 2254 West City Center Court (3340 South), (801) 736-2000