Commencement Reception

Immediately following each commencement ceremony, the ENMU Alumni Association and ENMU Academic Affairs cordially invite families, friends, faculty and staff to attend a commencement reception to honor the graduates.

Location: Silver Gym (South Gym), Greyhound Arena (GA)

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The doors to the arena will open for seating at 9 a.m. Family and friends may enter through the main entrances, where they will receive directions to the seating area. No tickets are required; there is plenty of seating for everyone. Please note, there is no reserved seating or holding seats for other guests.

During the ceremony, only official University and media photographers will be allowed access to the stage and the graduates' seating area for taking photographs. Family and friends must not enter the floor area to take personal pictures.

Traveling to Portales

No matter how you plan to get here, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to visit our campus to celebrate with your graduate. See the options for accommodations below.

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Parking and Accessibility

Wheelchair and wheelchair companion locations are available on the main level of Greyhound Arena. Accessible parking is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note disabled plates and cards are required to secure space in lots reserved for accessible commencement parking.

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For More Information

Registrar and Records
ENMU Station 5
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 105
Phone: 575.562.2175
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