FAQ

Artpark (directions and parking)

450 South 4th St.
Lewiston, N.Y. 14092

Guests will use the "Lower Entrance" which is located at the South 4th Street.

Niagara University (map)

5795 Lewiston Rd.
Niagara University, N.Y. 14109

Events that will be held on Niagara University's campus include the nursing pinning ceremony, the College of Arts and Sciences Day of Recognition, the commencement Liturgy and the ROTC commissioning ceremony.

If you are traveling from Canada, please leave ample time for crossing the bridge and clearing customs. The bridge traffic may be very heavy; expect long delays.

Artpark

For the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies at Artpark, you may drop off guests at the main entrance before parking your vehicle, via the South 4th Street entrance to Artpark. Guests will use the "Lower Entrance" which is located at the South 4th Street. Parking is free.

Niagara University

All of the lots on Niagara University’s campus are available for those attending the nursing pinning ceremony, the College of Arts and Sciences Day of Recognition, the commencement Liturgy and the ROTC commissioning ceremony. 

Please feel free to drop off guests who may have difficulty walking at the front door of the Gallagher Center before parking your vehicle.

Yes, tickets are required for all graduate and undergraduate ceremonies at Artpark. Tickets will be available on Niagara’s website beginning in early April. All inside seats are reserved and there are no exchanges.

For all the commencement ceremonies, each graduating student in attendance is entitled to six tickets for their guest(s) to use. Any person of any age occupying a seat must have a ticket.

Strollers are not permitted at any ceremony. We do not recommend that young children be brought to the ceremonies, as they may distract others in attendance and will find the ceremonies much too long for their comfort.

Artpark is not air-conditioned or heated. Light jackets/sweaters are suggested.

There are areas reserved for those individuals using wheelchairs. One guest will be permitted to be seated beside a guest in a wheelchair. Individuals who use wheelchairs or who have limited mobility are encouraged to arrive at Artpark no later than 45 minutes (or more) before the event begins.

Please note that for those family members who are not able to attend the ceremony in person, the ceremony is available to view live via our live webcast, free of charge, to anybody wishing to view the event online.  For more information, please visit our Livestream page.

Absolutely! We invite you, your family and guests to join us to honor members of the Class of 2018, both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Commencement Liturgy is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at the Gallagher Center on Niagara University’s main campus. Students will be seated with their families at this event. We ask that you are in attendance by 3:45 p.m. that afternoon.

Graduates are asked to wear their gowns to the Liturgy. Please note that graduates do not wear caps to the Liturgy. 

Graduate students are to report to Artpark by 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2019.

Seating for our guests will begin at the same time. Guest must be seated 20 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Undergraduate students will receive instructions from their individual colleges as to where and when they should assemble on Saturday, May 16, 2019. Please be prepared to arrive 1.5 hours before the scheduled start of the ceremony.

Guests will be permitted to sit approximately one hour before the ceremony and must be seated 20 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Approximate duration times are as follows:

  • Graduate Commencement: 2 hours
  • Commencement Liturgy: 1 hour
  • Undergraduate Commencement: 2 hours

Knowing these timeframes may assist you when making reservations for dinner and other festivities.

The Campus Bookstore has non-personalized invitations and announcements available for purchase.

Personalized announcements may be ordered online from the bookstore.

 

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