Students and Guests
All students planning to attend Commencement must fill out the Commencement RSVP & Ticket Order Form and present it in person during one of the ticket distribution dates. The form for Commencement 2014 will be available in mid-March 2014. Ticket distribution dates will be: March 31st, April 1st, April 2nd, and April 3rd, 2014 from 1pm-7pm at the One Stop Center. Please note: We will not accept forms that are sent via mail, fax, or email. All ticket forms must be presented in person. If you are currently living out of state please contact us at email@example.com for further instructions.
Commencement tickets are limited, and are required for both the graduating student and their guests. More specific information regarding tickets will be available by the end of March.
In order to be eligible for tickets, students must petition to graduate prior to the time of pick up. Students who petition after the deadline are not guaranteed Commencement tickets. Late petitioners will only be able to secure tickets once they are opened up to the general community, if some are still available. Students without tickets will not be allowed to participate in Commencement. Guests without tickets will not be admitted into the arena. Seating for all guests is general admission and on a first come, first choice basis. Guests must be seated by 12:30pm. Seat saving will not be allowed. Lost or stolen tickets cannot be replaced.
Students must pick up their tickets in person on one of the distribution days. We will only release tickets to the graduating students. Friends, family and others cannot claim tickets on your behalf. Any tickets unclaimed after the final distribution day will be forfeited. Tickets will not be mailed unless the student is not registered for any spring classes AND no longer resides in the state of Michigan.
All faculty members participating in Commencement must have a ceremony ticket and MUST RSVP in order to receive one. If the faculty owns their own regalia, tickets will be made available in their Dean's Office. If they need to rent regalia, the order will be placed on the RSVP form, and tickets will be available with the regalia when it comes in.