Degree candidates who register for Commencement and purchase regalia by the deadline will receive four (4) tickets for their college's ceremony. 

Who Needs a Ticket?

It is the responsibility of each candidate to plan accordingly when inviting guests to attend a Commencement ceremony. The Fire Marshal requires that any guest entering the SECU, 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.

How and When Will I Get Tickets? 

  • Each degree candidate will receive four (4)  seats and no more. Seating is first-come, first-served. Entrances will open starting at 8:30am on the day of the ceremony. 
  • An email containing four (4) tickets to your commencement ceremony will be sent to your TU email account.
  • You will receive the email starting Wed, Dec 7. All emails will be sent out no later than Thu, Dec 8.
  • The email is sent FROM: Customer Support THE SUBJECT:  You tickets are attached 
  • If you have not received your four (4) tickets by end of day on Thu, Dec 8
    • Send an email to from your TU email account. 
    • In the Subject Line, include your Name, College, & Ceremony Date. 
  • Each email has attached four (4) PDF, Print-at-Home tickets. Each file is its own ticket and contains a unique barcode. You may forward the PDF(s) to your guests. Please be careful not to send the same ticket twice.
  • Any tickets with the same barcode distributed to more than one guest will result in an invalid barcode.  Each degree candidate has been allotted four (4) tickets to be used by four (4) guests.  No additional tickets will be distributed. 

Commencement Live Stream

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. 

  • Due to space constraints, there is not an overflow location on campus where the ceremony will be live streamed.

  • Videos of the current year’s Commencement ceremonies are available on the Towson University YouTube channel approximately one week after the conclusion of all ceremonies. Past ceremonies are also posted on the TU YouTube channel.

Ticket Policies 

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.

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.