Degree candidates who registered for Commencement are guaranteed a total of four tickets for their college's ceremony. It is the responsibility of each candidate to plan accordingly when inviting guests to attend a Commencement ceremony.
Candidates for graduation who have registered to participate in Commencement are eligible to receive four tickets to their designated ceremony. Candidates who do not register for commencement by the deadline will NOT be issued any ceremony tickets.
The tickets will be placed on an account in the candidate's name through an e-ticketing website. Tickets for the Spring 2018 ceremonies will be available in early May. The log-in link will be posted on this page.
The link to access tickets will appear here.
Please note: With the large volume of people using the system at one time, it is possible that it may temporarily freeze up. If this happens, please wait 15 minutes and try again.
Any guest entering the arena, including infants and children, will need a ticket. There are no exceptions to this policy. Anyone who attempts to attend the ceremonies without a ticket will be denied entrance to the SECU arena.
Additional tickets in varying amounts may be available. This availability will be based upon the number of candidates participating in each college's ceremony.
If extra tickets for the ceremonies become available, a single release may be held and the date will be posted on this page after the initial ticket access date. Candidates should follow the same log-in process as they did to download their initial four ceremony tickets.
Please note there is no guarantee of extra tickets. Candidates should secure their tickets before inviting a guest. All tickets will be claimed on a first come, first served basis.
Based on historical data from past ceremonies, candidates may anticipate extra tickets being available in the following amounts:
|Ceremony||Potential extra ticket amount*|
|Fisher College of Science & Mathematics||0-5 tickets|
|College of Liberal Arts||0-1 ticket|
|College of Education||0-5 tickets|
|College of Fine Arts & Communication||0-4 tickets|
|College of Business & Economics||0-4 tickets|
|College of Health Professions||0-2 tickets|
*Please note this does not guarantee that the specified number of tickets will be available as these predictions are based on ticket availability from previous years' spring ceremonies.
A live stream of each ceremony will be added to the Commencement page one hour prior to the start of each ceremony to accommodate those family members/friends who are unable to attend. Additionally, all ceremonies will be recorded and available to view/download for free approximately 1-2 weeks after the ceremonies.
The sale of unused commencement tickets and any fraudulent activity related to tickets is strictly prohibited. Commencement tickets are allocated to each candidate, based on occupancy rates, and additional tickets (when available) are distributed for each college ceremony on a first-come, first-served basis.
Anyone found to be selling or purchasing unused commencement tickets could face academic discipline including the loss of the privilege to participate in their commencement ceremony. The tickets are university property, therefore each ticket is a “revocable license” which the university can withdrawal at any time at its sole discretion.