commencement group

Students and Guests

All students planning to attend Commencement 2018 must bring a photo ID with them to collect their tickets in person at the Grad Fair TBD from 1:00pm - 7:00pm. Each graduate will be given six guest tickets. No additional tickets will be available at the Grad Fair.

If you are located out of state and unable to come to campus for the Grad Fair, please fill out the Ticket Request Form and email it to We can either mail the tickets to you, or you can designate someone to pick up the tickets on your behalf. However, please note that lost or stolen tickets cannot be replaced.

Commencement tickets are limited, and are required for both the graduating student and their guests.  Each student will be allotted a limited number of guest tickets (amount TBD), in addition to their own student ticket.

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.

Any tickets unclaimed after the final distribution day will be forfeited. 




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.  The RSVP form is found on this page:


Parking: There will be plenty of free parking for everyone.  GRADUATES will receive parking passes (will be handed out as soon as they are available), and FACULTY will receive parking passes.  GUESTS will be directed to park in the remaining spaces.  A complimentary shuttle will operate before and after the ceremony between the parking lots. Signs will designate shuttle pickup and drop off points.