The academic procession, consisting of candidates, participating faculty, administration, and invited guests will begin assembling at the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center, in Ft Lauderdale, FL one hour before the ceremony begins and starts it's way to the main arena floor 10 minutes before the scheduled ceremony start time. Candidates will enter the Don Taft University Center (UC) and continue straight to the RecPlex on the second floor, candidates will then be directed to their designated location to line up with their classmates. Here, all candidates will be grouped by school and receive a reader card to write their name as they would like it to be read.
There are no facilities available at the University Center for storing purses or other personal items you may be carrying. Please leave these items with your guests. The University Center, Rick Case Arena, or Nova Southeastern University is not responsible for items left unattended. No purses, guests, or food and drink will be allowed in the Candidate staging area (RecPlex).
Wear comfortable shoes (no tennis shoes or sneakers).