Parent and Guest Information

We are pleased to welcome our graduates’ families and guests to campus in December for the Winter Commencement. We have enjoyed watching the students grow and learn over the years and are excited to honor their accomplishments with you at this ceremony!


The time and date of this traditional service held in Neu Chapel is forthcoming. Neu Chapel is located on UE’s campus along S. Rotherwood Drive. Seating for parents and guests is on a first come, first served basis. Please see the Baccalaureate section for more information.


The Winter Commencement is held indoors in the Meeks Family Fieldhouse located in Carson Center on the UE Campus on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. (students need to arrive by 2:30 p.m.). We expect the ceremony to last between 1 ½ and 2 hours.


Carson Center is located on the north side of our campus along Walnut St. between S. Rotherwood Ave. and Weinbach Ave. Several parking lots are located near this facility, including Lots F, G, and H. On-street parking along S. Rotherwood Ave. is also available. Please visit the Office of Safety and Security for a map of parking locations and other visitor parking information. Parking questions should be directed to the Office of Safety and Security at 812-488-2051.


  • There is no limit to the number of guests who may attend the ceremony (no tickets).
  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Some seating is reserved for faculty, graduates, and governing boards.
  • A sign language interpreter will be present for the hearing impaired.

Evansville Restaurants

Evansville boasts hundreds of restaurants, several of which are just a short distance from the UE campus. Please check out Visit Evansville for a comprehensive list. Call ahead for reserved seating!

Hotel Accommodations

  • The University has a limited number of guest rooms available on a first come, first served basis. These rooms reserve quickly for this weekend, so be sure to call Residence Life at 812-488-2956 as soon as possible.
  • If you would prefer hotel accommodations, there are several area hotels available. Be sure to ask if they offer a UE family discount when you call for a reservation.

Can’t Attend?

The University of Evansville is happy to provide a live stream of the Winter Commencement. Please see the Live Stream and Video Archive.

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Event Location:
Meeks Family Fieldhouse, Carson Center, UE Campus