Excelsior University Commencement

Excelsior University Commencement

July 12 | 2024

Excelsior University Commencement

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Bag Policy

CLEAR plastic, vinyl or PVC bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” will be allowed. Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” (approximately the size of a hand) will be allowed and do not need to be clear. Larger and other types of bags are prohibited.

There is no storage or check-in for prohibited bags. For patrons with young children in attendance, diaper bags are allowed and subject to search.


MVP Arena Parking Garage is located behind and attached to MVP Arena. Use 1 Market St., Albany, NY 12207 for GPS.

For Commencement, rate is $8 per vehicle (6'6" clearance). Cash and cards are accepted methods of payment. Rates charged at surrounding garages and lots may differ and are not controlled by MVP Arena.

If parking in MVP Arena Parking Garage, use the arena entrance located on level 3.

For additional parking options near MVP Arena, please visit Park Albany


Prohibited Items

The following items (including but not limited to) are prohibited:

  • professional cameras
  • video/audio recorders including GoPro and stick style HD cameras
  • weapons of any kind
  • backpacks
  • outside food and beverage
  • glass items
  • fireworks
  • laser pens, glow sticks
  • banners on poles
  • selfie sticks
  • umbrellas
  • poster tubes

Click here to read additional standard security procedures


Limited concession stands will be open.

Please note, concessions do NOT accept cash. Cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay are accepted.

Guest Seating

Guests are not limited, and tickets are not required. Except for a few reserved seating areas, it is open seating for guests.

The MVP Arena is accessible and equipped with platform seating areas for guests with mobility issues. Unless you have prearranged seating, these areas are available first-come, first-served and will accommodate two guests with open seating close by. Staff will be available for questions at the entrances on the Concourse level.

A sign-language interpreter will be at the ceremony for those with hearing impairments. If you or any of your guests require accommodations, contact Tammy Spenziero at tspenziero@excelsior.edu or 877-852-5692 by June 21, 2024.

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