Family & Guests
Family and guests are encouraged to join in the celebration of commencement day. Check out the information below to make sure you are in the right place at the right time. We don’t want you to miss a thing.
The physical and GPS address for the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is: 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
Parking is $6 per vehicle.
The event is free and open to the public.
For any family or guests that need accessibility seating – we will have seating available for them. Please request information from an usher.
Doors open for family and guests at 8:30 am for the graduate ceremony and 11:30 am for the undergraduate ceremony.
Elevators & Escalators
Escalators are located in the main lobby as you enter the facility and can be used to reach the second floor. An elevator is also located in the main lobby. Guests will be able to take their seats through entrances located throughout the second and third floors.
Stairs are located throughout the facility.
Food and Beverages
No outside food or beverages are allowed in the Memorial Coliseum.
Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures
In the event of a medical emergency or evacuation, please see a member of the event staff, usher or law enforcement official.
The following items are not permitted:
- Animals (other than those used as a service animal)
- Bags (larger than 14″ x 14″)
- Laser pointers
- Whistles or Noisemakers
- Weapons of any kind
If you are unsure about whether or not you can bring any other belongings inside, please contact the Memorial Coliseum and they will be able to assist you.
There is no smoking permitted inside the Memorial Coliseum, as well as within 20 feet of any outside entrance to the building. This includes all e-cigarettes.