University Commencement Tickets

The information you find on this page is relevant to University Commencement tickets only.

Details relevant to school ceremonies, including ticket requirements, are at the discretion of each individual school. For information regarding individual school ceremony tickets, please visit your school ceremony page and/or reach out to your school's listed contact with any questions. 

Student Information

Graduating students will receive a notification from their individual school with further instructions for registration and ticket reservations for University Commencement and school ceremonies. Please note, students receive these notifications on a rolling basis throughout the spring semester as they become eligible. 

All graduating students who would like to participate in University Commencement are required to register for tickets online, for themselves and their guests. 

  • Undergraduate degree candidates may register for up to four (4) guest tickets.
  • Graduate degree candidates may register for up to two (2) guest tickets. 
  • All graduating students participating in University Commencement will need a graduate ticket to enter upper campus on the morning of University  Commencement. 

*Please note, ticket allocations are determined by the number of graduates, along with spatial and security constraints of campus. 

**The Commencement Office is not able to provide additional tickets in advance or on Commencement Day at campus entry points. We encourage students to coordinate with classmates and peers who might not need all of their tickets. However, please contact your school for further assistance. To find the appropriate contact, visit School Ceremonies.

How to Register for University Commencement

Registration for graduate and guest tickets is expected to open in April after spring break. Further details to be announced. 

Guest Information

  • Every guest must present a guest ticket to access the University Commencement ceremony at any general admission entrances for the outdoor seating area on Low Plaza and South Field, or the indoor viewing location in the Levien Gymnasium.
  • Guests of graduating students cannot directly register for tickets. Graduates must do so on the behalf of the guest(s).


For guests who are not able to attend, a webcast of the University Commencement ceremony is available on the Commencement website for live, online viewing on the day of Commencement, as well as after the ceremony.