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Registrar 5 Spring 2024 Commencement FAQ

Spring 2024 Commencement FAQ

Q: Where is Alltech Arena?

A: Alltech Arena is at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The address is 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511.

Q: Why can’t Spring 2024 graduates have their ceremony on EKU’s campus?

A: Several factors impacted the university’s ability to host commencement on campus in May of 2024. Due to construction at Alumni Coliseum set to begin March 2024, unpredictable weather at outdoor venues such as Roy Kidd Stadium and limited seating at the EKU Center for the Arts, the commencement planning committee chose Alltech Arena as the perfect option for Spring 2024 Commencement.

Q: If I graduate in December 2023 or after winter term, can I wait and go to this Spring 2024 commencement ceremony?

A: No. Fall 2023 graduates include those completing their coursework in December 2023 and the subsequent winter term. Winter term students will finish up their remaining coursework after the Fall 2023 Commencement. If you choose to participate in commencement, you have to attend your assigned ceremony.

Q: I see online that the Kentucky Horse Park hosts equine and other events inside Alltech Arena on a dirt floor. Will the floor be dirt at Spring 2024 Commencement?

A: No, the dirt floor is only used during specific events. The floor will not be dirt at the Spring 2024 Commencement ceremony.

Q: Will there be ADA seating?

A: Yes, Alltech Arena offers ADA parking, access and seating: Alltech Arena Accessible Seating Chart

Q: Is there limited seating for guests?

A: No, Alltech Arena has a similar capacity to the Baptist Health Arena at Alumni Coliseum. Graduates will not have a limit on the number of guests that can attend.

Q: Do I have to attend Spring 2024 Commencement?

A: No. Learn more at our Pre-Commencement FAQ.

Q: When and how do I apply to graduate for Spring 2024 Commencement?

A: Check out our Graduation Application FAQ and our Pre-Commencement FAQ.

Didn’t find the answer you needed?

See our Graduation Application FAQ and our Pre-Commencement FAQ. The Student Graduation Day FAQ will be updated for Spring 2024 Commencement after the Fall 2023 Commencement ceremony and will provide specific day-of instructions. Still no luck? Email Big E Central with any additional questions you might have.

Office of the Registrar

521 Lancaster Avenue
Whitlock CPO 58, Room 239
Richmond, KY 40475-3102