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Commencement Location

UMMC Commencement is held at the Mississippi Coliseum, a multi-purpose arena in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi Coliseum & Fair Grounds
1207 Mississippi Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (601) 961-4000
Fax: (601) 354-6545


Free parking is available on all sides of the Mississippi Coliseum, with handicapped parking in the front of the building at the Mississippi Street entrance (North-facing entrance).


There are two elevators – one just inside the front door to the right and another further down the hall, also to the right.


Marked seating for handicapped persons and one visitor is very limited. Please encourage your friends or family members who cannot climb stairs or use a wheelchair to come early. The Coliseum does not provide wheelchairs.

Please note that no balloons or party items are allowed inside the Mississippi Coliseum.


Get directions via Google Maps

  1. From I-55, exit 96B onto High Street
  2. Take a left at the second light. The Mississippi Coliseum will be directly ahead.