Event Details

Thursday, May 20th, 2021
|  7:30pm - 9:00pm

2021 Graduate Commencement

Thursday May 20, 2021 at 7:30PM 

Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater 

  • All graduates and guests MUST present proof of negative COVID 19 test result to designated employees upon arrival to the Ceremony.  Rapid antigen tests must be completed within 6 hours prior to the ceremony or a PCR test must be completed no more than 72 hours prior to the event. 
  • It is the responsibility of each attendee to be tested ahead of the event. There will not be rapid testing available at the site or on the Niagara University campus.
  • As an alternative to the testing requirement, graduates and guests may provide proof of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the Commencement Ceremony. 
  • Use of the New York State Excelsior pass is recommended to verify negative COVID 19 test results or proof of vaccination but email or paper proof will be accepted.   
  • A survey will be sent out prior to the ceremony requesting the name, address, date of birth, email address and phone number of all guests.
  • A health questionnaire will be sent to all guests.  Proof of completion must be presented at the gate to enter.  
  • All guests will have their temperature taken upon arrival.  Guests with a temperature greater than 100.4 will not be allowed entry nor will guests within their parties.    

MASKS are required to be worn during the entire ceremony, except when eating at drinking at your seat. 

Social distancing will be strictly enforced.


Individuals who do not have a ticket, proof of a negative COVID 19 test or proof of vaccination, a temperature below 100.4 degrees or a mask,



Please be seated 15 minutes prior to the ceremony for the beginning of the procession.   

Late seatings will be placed after all graduates are in their seats.

Ceremony will be held rain or shine.  Event is general admission, chairs will be provided.  


Maximum of 2 tickets per graduate.  Entry time will be staggered and will be displayed on your ticket. 

Password is student ID number**




Unauthorized sale of tickets may result in you being denied admittance to the event.

Artpark, Ticketmaster and Niagara University are not responsible for any inconvenience caused by unauthorized sale.

Artpark reserves the right to deny entry to all parties.