The University of Arizona

SBS Convocation for Graduating Seniors

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 2-4:30 pm
McKale Center

Congratulations graduating seniors! You and your guests are invited to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Spring Convocation. This ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments with your classmates, family, and friends and includes a procession where you will be individually recognized.



Guest seating

This event is free and guest tickets are not required. Doors open at 1 pm. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.

The event is expected to last approximately 2.5 hours.

Graduate Check in

We ask all graduates to come carrying their regalia. You will be screened through security.

Check in for graduating seniors begins at 1 pm on the east side of the McKale Center. You must check in by 1:45 pm in order to be seated before the ceremony begins.

Cap and gown

You must wear a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony. Caps, gowns, tassels, and stoles are available from the UA BookStores.


Professional photography will be available to purchase through GradTrak, (800) 261-2576.

Clear bag policy

No outside containers, large bags, backpacks, or parcels are allowed inside the McKale Center. All in-hand items must be placed in appropriate and approved clear bag. See the UA Clear Bag Policy.

Location and parking

The McKale Center is located on the UA campus at 1 National Championship Drive [link to map]. Allow for extra travel time due to heavy traffic.

Free parking will be available. Visit UA Parking & Transportation for information on parking garages and surface lots.

Accessible parking is available in the Cherry Avenue Garage next to the McKale Center. Take the second-floor walkway between the garage and McKale. Volunteers will direct guests to accessible seating options once inside.

A drop off area is also located in the parking lot east of McKale.


Do you have guests that can’t make it to the ceremony? A livestream of the SBS Convocation will be available at

Contact us

If you have questions or graduates in need special assistance, contact Isabel Contreras at 520-621-8402 or

Looking for info on the University-wide commencement ceremony or other Convocation events? Visit the UA Commencement website.