Individual School Ceremonies
Many schools have their own individual Class Day or graduation ceremonies. Graduates typically have their names called and cross the stage to shake the hand of their school's dean as part of the ceremony. For the full schedule and to request tickets for the individual school ceremonies, including Class Day or graduation ceremonies, please contact the individual school.
University Commencement Ceremony
All graduating students who wish to participate in the University Commencement ceremony are required to register online and to obtain guest tickets, if needed. Registration for Commencement and guest tickets opens each year after spring break. You will receive information from your individual school. The significant number of graduates, along with the spatial and security constraints of campus, necessitate a limit on the number of tickets per student. Each undergraduate degree candidate may request up to four (4) tickets and graduate degree candidates may request up to three (3) tickets. Graduating students do not need tickets for themselves; your regalia and University ID will give you access to upper campus on Commencement Day. All guests over the age of three must have a ticket to attend the ceremony.
The selling or buying of University Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited.
Be cautious of offers to sell or buy Commencement tickets. Tickets hold no official resale value and may be unauthorized copies, therefore deemed unusable or denied on Commencement Day. Commencement tickets are solely for the purpose of allowing the friends and relatives of graduating students to attend the ceremony.