• 2015 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.

    In the event of an indoor ceremony, if more than two tickets are desired, students who have completed all graduation requirements by February 17 will have their name automatically entered into a ticket lottery. The lottery drawing will be completed the week of March 17. Lottery winners will be notified via email for pick up at Grad Fair on April 16 and 17. No more than two additional tickets will be permitted via the ticket lottery process.

    Ticket Pickup Events in Anderson Center:

    • February 19: 100 Days to Graduation, 5-7pm 
    • April 16: Grad Fair, 10am-6pm 
    • April 17: Grad Fair, noon-4pm 
    • May 14: Senior Picnic, 11am-1pm 

    Accessible Seating for Bachelor's (Undergraduate) Commencement Ceremony

    Tickets are required for guests needing accessible seating. Reserve tickets for the accessible seating area by clicking on the link below. There are a limited number of tickets available for this area. Please note that this link is to be used ONLY for accessible seating, not for general seating tickets.

    Request Accessible Seating for Undergraduate Ceremony

    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.

    Guests needing accessible seating may reserve tickets for the accessible seating area. There are a limited number of tickets available for this area. Guests without accessible seating tickets will not be permitted to sit in the reserved accessible seating area. Requests for accessible seating must be made by Friday, April 24.

    Request Accessible Seating For Graduate Ceremony

    Law Students

    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.

    Guests needing accessible seating may reserve tickets for the accessible seating area. There are a limited number of tickets available for this area. Guests without accessible seating tickets will not be permitted to sit in the reserved accessible seating area. Requests for accessible seating must be made by Friday, April 24.

    Request Accessible Seating For School of Law Ceremony

    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 either the Master's and Doctorate (Graduate) Ceremony or Law 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.

    • Giddens Alumni Learning Center, Room 100E
    • Anderson Center