Join us for an unforgettable ceremony celebrating our 2023 graduates. Thank you for celebrating with us!

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Thursday, August 24

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Graduation is more than a ceremony. It’s an experience unlike any other, celebrating your next step in life. Wonder led you to this moment. And we can’t wait to see where wonder will take you next.

Please note: Graduation will be live-streamed, photographed, and recorded. Your attendance at Graduation confirms your willingness to appear in video, photographs, and recordings and releases The University of Arizona from all liability.

Can't make our event in person? Celebrate our graduates from afar and watch our event stream online. 

Watch Our Inaugural Commencement


The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall at the Tucson Convention Center

The Class of 2023 Graduation will be held downtown at the Tucson Music Hall. 


Please join us for this exciting celebration!

Tickets are not required for entrance, but we ask attendees to RSVP if they plan to attend. 


Prepping for Your Big Day

Your ceremony will be full of special moments. Learn more about how you can prepare to celebrate.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Tucson Convention Center

Event parking at the Tucson Convention Center is $10 per vehicle. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted. 

Parking is available in the following lots:

  • Parking Lot A garage which is located off Church Ave.
  • Parking in Lot B and Parking Lot C are accessible via Granada.

Please do not park in surrounding neighborhoods.

We encourage attendees to park in the structure located in Lot C due to the proximity to our event venue. All parking is on a first come first serve basis. 

We realize Tucson is hot this time of year! Attendees can bring a sealed clear water bottle into the venue (i.e., Aquafina, Smart Water, etc.). Water and lemonade will be provided inside the venue. 

The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall has a clear bag policy for all guests. Bags are allowed, provided they are clutches no larger than 8 inches by 5 inches or clear bags no larger than 14 inches by 16 inches. Attendees entering any facility in the Tucson Convention Center are subject to a metal detector and search at the discretion of management. 

complete list of restrictions can be found on the music hall website.

Diaper bags are allowed after being searched and tagged by management.


We ask that attendees leave any gift bags intended for a graduate in their car or place of residence.

At the venue, small congratulatory items such as leis and CVM merchandise will be available for purchase from the College of Veterinary Medicine Student Government and will be allowed into the building. All proceeds will go directly to student-related events. 

Certified service animals for guests with disabilities are welcome at the Tucson Convention Center and must remain on a leash or harness. All other animals are prohibited.

Yes. Closed captioning will be provided during the event. For live, real-time captions to your smart device, please scan the code below.

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Tucson Convention Center and all subsequent venues offer convenient facilities and features for persons with disabilities. Please call 520.791.4101 during business hours or see a Guest Service representative for event assistance.

For our guests with disabilities, we recommend accessible parking in Lot C off Granada between Cushing and Congress if you are attending an event in the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall.

Doors will open to attendees at 4:00 PM, one hour before the ceremony start time. Individuals who arrive early will not be allowed into the building before doors open due to safety and security purposes. 

Entry to the main auditorium will be closed five minutes before our event starts time to prepare for our processional. Please ensure you have found your seat at least ten minutes before the event. 

Ticket Information


Tickets are NOT required, but RSVPs are encouraged. 

Seating for the ceremony is on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive early to secure the best viewing experience.

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Event Details

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Commencement will begin at 5:00 pm on August 24, 2023; doors open one hour before the ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early to secure the best viewing experience. Entrance to the main auditorium will close five minutes before the event start time to prepare for our processional.

The ceremony will be held at the Tucson Music Hall. Attendees should adhere to building policies, including a clear bag policy no larger than 14x16. 

Tips For Travelers

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Where to Stay

Tucson has an exceptional variety of vacation rentals, resorts, hotels and cute boutique bed-n-breakfasts. Check out the available options and find what would work best for you.

Things to Do

Depending on the length of your stay, Tucson has a lot to offer those visiting. Visit the link below to explore.

Places to Eat

As an official City of Gastronomy, Tucson has a diverse range of delicious foods to eat and enjoy. Find a special place for your family to celebrate your graduate's momentous accomplishment.


Join the Conversation

Join the conversation as we honor and recognize our graduates. Be sure to share and tag your photos to be featured. Congrats, we're proud to call you Wildcats For Life!

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