University Commencement Tickets & Registration

*Details on this page are to keep in mind for Morningside campus ceremonies. All school ceremonies scheduled for the South Lawn of Morningside Campus will relocate. Based on feedback from our students, we have decided to focus attention on our Class Days and school-level graduation ceremonies, where students are honored individually alongside their peers, and to forego the university-wide ceremony that is scheduled for May 15. Details about degree conferral are forthcoming.

Visit Announcements for more details.

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

How to Register for University Commencement

You can register for University Commencement by accessing the ticketing platform here.

Student Information

Graduating students will receive a notification from their individual school with further instructions on how to register for University Commencement tickets. All graduating students participating in University Commencement are required to register for tickets online—both 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 replace lost tickets or provide additional tickets in advance or on Commencement Day at campus entry points. We also encourage students to coordinate with classmates and peers who are scheduled to attend the same University Commencement ceremony, but may not need all of their tickets. To confirm your school’s Commencement ceremony time, visit the Schedule of Events

Finally, you may appeal to your school if you have extenuating circumstances and require extra tickets. Please note, additional tickets are not guaranteed. To find the appropriate contact, visit School Ceremonies.

Guest Information

  • Every guest must present a guest ticket to access the University Commencement ceremonies at any general admission entrances for the outdoor seating area on South Lawn, or any indoor viewing locations. All children over the age of three require a ticket.
  • Guests of graduating students cannot directly register for tickets—graduates must do so on behalf of their guest(s).
  • During registration, graduates can assign their guests to available seating locations on a first-come, first-served basis. All graduates will have the opportunity to register their guests for tickets in both outdoor and indoor venues within the University Commencement ticket platform.
  • Morningside campus will be closed to the general public all day, and guests will only be admitted to the specific ceremony and location indicated on their assigned ticket.

Live Stream

For guests who are not able to attend, a live webcast of both the morning and evening University Commencement ceremonies will be available for online viewing on the day of Commencement. School ceremony webcasts will also be available.