Information for Families and Friends

  • List of majors by college
  • Commencement schedules
  • No tickets will be issued. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Ushers will monitor rows to accommodate as many guests as possible.
  • Saving seats is not permitted.
  • There will not be any concessions available.

Electronic Devices (Cell Phones, Pagers, Etc.) and Other Considerations

  • Please silence electronic devices when entering Western Hall.
  • Noisemaking devices are prohibited. Possession of noisemaking devices, especially air horns, may result in removal from the premises. Consideration for the safety and welfare of all attendees is a priority.
  • Western is a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. 


  • Parking is available in Q-lot on the east side of Western Hall.
  • Stroller parking is located at the northeast end of the arena.

View a Map of Western Hall

Western Hall Map

Disability Information

  • Western Illinois University staff will be available in the front lobby to assist family members and guests who need assistance.
  • Handicap parking is available on both sides of Western Hall.

First Aid

  • A first aid station will be open during all ceremonies in Western Hall. It is located in the east-west hallway behind the lower level seating on the south side.


  • There will be flowers available for purchase from a local florist in the north lobby of Western Hall.
  • The WIU Bookstore will have apparel and other items for sale in the north lobby of Western Hall.

Alcohol Policy

  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Anyone in possession of alcohol will be immediately removed from the premises by on-duty police officers.