Commencement affords an opportunity for family members and friends to celebrate the special accomplishments of a graduate's TU journey and the role that loved ones play in those successes.
All Commencement ceremonies take place on the Towson University campus in the Johnny Unitas stadium. Information about Commencement day parking and transportation services may be found at Parking and Transportation Services Events.
The Johnny Unitas stadium arena will open 2 hours before the ceremony. Families, friends and guests of participants should find seating while degree candidates go to their designated assembly areas. Guests are not permitted in the graduate robing and assembly areas.
Doors open for guests 2 hours prior to the start of the ceremony. There will be assigned seating.
In honor of the graduates and to limit disruptions before the ceremony ends, we ask that guests remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony (approximately two hours).
Wheelchairs (with staff assistance) are provided inside the Towson Center Lobby to help those needing mobility assistance. Our wheelchairs cannot leave the building. We recommend that guests who have mobility challenges bring their own walkers and wheelchairs.
Mobility seating in the arena is available to accommodate guests with mobility challenges. Due to the number of guests requiring this seating, companion seating is limited to 1 per party in this area.
To ensure everyone's viewing pleasure, we ask that guests do not stand on the concourse level to watch the ceremony and will be directed to a seat.
For safety reasons, guests should not block the aisles or passageways by attempting to greet or take photos with graduates.
At commencement, all names are meant to be heard.
Guests who bring or use signs, fireworks, beach balls, balloons, air horns, bells or noisemakers will be asked to leave the arena.
Towson University encourages the families of our international students to visit their student and the U.S. for vacation, graduation or any other reason. Visitors will likely need a B-2 visitor visa which is obtained through application at the U.S. embassy or consulate. Please note: All applications should check their specific U.S. Embassy website for a complete listing of visa application requirements.