Fresno State Commencement Information

Published 05/16 2014 04:24PM

Updated 05/16 2014 04:30PM

Department commencement ceremonies took place around Fresno State Friday.
Department commencement ceremonies took place around Fresno State Friday.

Fresno State's Commencement ceremony is Sat. May 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Save Mart Center.

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The information below comes from Fresno State:

Parking will be free in the Save Mart Center lots for all commencement events on campus. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. For the University Commencement, students begin lining up at 8 a.m. at the loading dock on the east side of the arena. The procession starts at 9:30 a.m.

Guests with mobility concerns may be dropped off at the circle drive off Shaw Avenue adjacent to the Student Recreation Center (just west of the Save Mart Center).

Handicap parking lots: Lot 5 (directly behind Save Mart Center), and in Lots P1, P5 and P6.

Traffic: Freeway 168 westbound will be closed to vehicular traffic from Shepherd Avenue to McKinley Avenue from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17 for the California Classic Century Ride. Please plan to use an alternate route and expect traffic delays. Plan to arrive early to avoid heavy traffic.

Students: NO alcohol, coats, purses, bags, backpacks or personal items will be allowed.

Heat issues: With triple-digit temperatures hitting Fresno this week, guests are reminded to take precautions against heat stroke and dehydration. All indoor venues for Commencement have air conditioning that has been checked and is properly functioning. Doors remain open at the Save Mart Center and in most other campus facilities all day on Friday, and in the Save Mart Center all day Saturday, for those seeking shelter from the heat prior to the start of a ceremony.

Water and/or Gatorade will be available for purchase inside the lobby of the Save Mart Center, as well as inside and outside the Student Recreation Center. Vending machines and/or working water fountains are
available in close proximity to events taking place in other facilities on campus. For participating students, water is also available in the graduate staging area for all events taking place at the Save Mart Center on Friday and Saturday.

First responders will be on location at the Save Mart Center and the Student Recreation Center and there are designated first aid locations inside these facilities in case any students or guests require immediate medical attention.  

American Red Cross has a free first aid app that includes information for a variety of first aid issues including heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps.

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