• 2017 Commencement Weekend

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    Tickets and Accessible Seating

    Bachelor's (Undergraduate) Commencement Ceremony

    Tickets are not required for general guest seating and there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite for the outdoor ceremony on Old Main. If the weather does not cooperate (i.e. severe weather, etc.), tickets are required for the indoor ceremony located in Hutton Arena.

    Each undergraduate student who has completed their Commencement RSVP indicating they plan to walk in the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017 is eligible for two tickets to the indoor ceremony site.  Tickets must be picked up in person.  Students may pick up their two tickets at one of three events this spring, as follows: 

    Ticket Pickup Events in Anderson Center: 

    • March 28: Grad Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • March 30: Grad Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • May 11: Senior Picnic, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m

    Accessible Seating for Bachelor's (Undergraduate) Commencement Ceremony

    Tickets are required for guests needing accessible seating. Students must make note when filling out the on-line RSVP form. RSVP form available: end of February.

    Master's and Doctorate (Graduate) Commencement Ceremony

    Tickets are not required for general guest seating on Old Main Mall or in Hutton Arena and there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Accessible Seating for Master's and Doctorate (Graduate) Commencement Ceremony

    Tickets are required for guests needing accessible seating. Students must make note when completing the on-line RSVP form. RSVP form available: end of February.

    Alternate Ceremony Site

    If weather or safety are a concern, Hutton Arena will serve as the alternate ceremony location. Tickets are required and ticketing will be enforced for the Bachelor's (Undergraduate) Ceremony. Tickets are not required for the Master's and Doctorate (Graduate) Ceremony.

    Simulcast Locations

    If family members or guests do not have tickets for the alternate ceremony site or do not wish to sit in the area, the ceremonies can be viewed in the following simulcast locations: Anderson Center (first floor), Giddens Alumni Learning Center (room 100E).