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Clune Arena

2169 Field House Dr., United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, Colo. View the map.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Getting on Base

The USAFA asks all visitors to enter through the North Gate. Please read the Getting On Base page at the USAFA website before arrival.

If you are a non-US citizen and would like to attend our graduations at Clune Arena, please read our announcement on Visiting Non-US Citizens.

Entering Clune Arena

Graduates and guests are allowed to enter Clune Arena 90 minutes before each ceremony.

  • Graduates will enter on the east side.

  • Guests will enter on the south side.

After the ceremony, graduates exit the stadium first, transition to the diploma pick-up area, and then exit the building. Guests will remain at their seats until released by the principal to join their graduates outside.

Graduations Cadet Field House Entry Policy

Entry, Re-entry, and Prohibited Items

Early arrival is highly suggested. For safety and security, please note the size restriction and type of bag allowed inside the Field House. Be prepared to show keys, cell phones, or other metal related items during metal detection process.

  • The Cadet Field House will open one hour prior to the start of the event.

  • Persons/personal belongings are subject to search. Entry will be denied if you elect not to consent.

  • Approved Bags: one bag per person not exceeding 12”x12”x12”

    • One-gallon clear zip lock bag, and small clutch bag or fanny pack no larger than 5.5” x 7.5”

  • Beverages:

    • Factory-sealed transparent soft plastic water bottles, 24 oz. or less is the only beverage permitted

    • Attendees may bring an empty soft transparent water bottle for the purpose of filling their bottle with water inside venue (24 oz. max)

    • Beverage exceptions are made for medical conditions and infants

  • Prohibited Items:

    • Illegal substances: Marijuana is an illegal substance on Federal property

    • Weapons: firearms, knives of any type, pepper spray and other aerosols, stun-guns, key rings/key chains for self-defense, any item that may be used as a projectile or deemed unsafe by venue management

    • Alcohol, glass containers, bottles/cans, aerosol sprays, hard sided (or Nalgene) plastic bottles

    • Bags: Backpacks, Camera/Binocular Cases, Bota Bags, Camelbacks, Mesh Bags, Large Printed Bags, Large Purse, Tinted Plastic Bags, Diaper Bag, Oversized Tote Bags

    • Laser pointers, fireworks, or any item deemed unsafe by security personnel

    • Any unapproved banners/signs; no signs larger than 18” x 24”

    • Pets: no pets other than ADA Compliant Service Animals

    • No sticks, bats, poles, umbrellas, footballs, Frisbees, balls or inflatable balls

    • Artificial noisemakers of any kind

    • Baby seats, large Strollers (collapsible umbrella strollers are permitted)

    • Any item that cannot be readily inspected

    • No flash photography

    • No Smoking or Tobacco of any kind, including vapor cigarettes

  • Purchasing Snacks and Beverages:

    • Please note that Clune Arena is a cashless venue

  • Storage: There is no storage available for prohibited items; please leave these items at home or in your vehicle

  • Reentry: You must first receive hand-stamp prior to leaving; reentry through metal detection is mandatory

    • All cadets must have their military ID card and game ticket (if applicable)

Code of Conduct

The following behavior will not be tolerated and may lead to automatic ejection:

  • Foul, obscene, offensive or abusive language, gestures or actions that are disruptive or illegal in nature

  • Ethnic intimidation of any kind; i.e. slurs based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or creed

  • Intoxication or signs of alcohol/substance impairment that results in irresponsible behavior

  • Interfering with the game or throwing any object onto the field or in the venue

  • Verbal/ physical harassment of home/visiting team, game management, fans, game officials

  • Fighting

  • Conduct that endangers/threatens the safety of others

  • Indecent exposure or the wearing of obscene or indecent clothing

Limited Parking - Clune Arena

Please carpool as there is extremely limited parking due to construction at the Cadet Field House.

The surrounding lots, including the overflow lot located on the east side of Parade Loop, have additional parking. There is a shuttle service between the overflow lot and Clune Arena. Be sure to take a look at the parking and traffic flow map.

Please allow extra time, drive with caution, and follow the roadside signage and directions of the parking attendants.

Graduation Livestreams

If you'd like to watch any of our graduation ceremonies via live stream, links are available in the graduation schedule near the top of this page. These links will also be added to each high school's homepage approximately one hour before the ceremony.