Doors to the Amphitheater open to ticket holders at 2:15.
Please visit the Universal CityWalk's Official Site for driving directions and parking information and fees.
It is important to keep in mind that this is a special day for ALL involved in Commencement. Screaming and shouting for one graduate means that the family of another might not hear the name of their special person. It is advisable to select an area away from the Amphitheatre's main entryways to meet your graduate following the ceremony, as 6,000 people will be exiting the amphitheatre at the same time.
Most of the amphitheatre will be open seating. No seats are assigned and no one will be allowed to hold seats. Please arrive as a group and stay in your seats. Guests may NOT sit in roped off areas. Please follow the directions of Mount St. Mary's staff and Amphitheater security when looking for a seat.
Guests are expected to dress and act appropriately, and remain for the entire ceremony.
Families may bring cameras and small hand-held camcorders into the amphitheater; no professional, production type cameras may be used. Picture taking will only be allowed from the seats; no one may stand in an aisle to take pictures. There will be no camera area closer to the stage.
The amphitheatre is equipped to accommodate persons with disabilities.
Even with parking in disabled areas, there is a lot of walking (and some uphill) into the amphitheater. If possible, those who find walking difficult should bring a wheel chair.
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Universal CityWalk has several dining options. Please visit the CityWalk Website for a listing of the Restaurants in the vicinity of the Gibson Amphitheatre.