Commencement Tickets

The following information pertains to the Spring 2024 Commencement Exercises. This page will be updated each semester as ceremony details are finalized.

Every candidate who is approved to graduate and has registered to participate in a ceremony by the deadline will have two ticket release opportunities to access tickets to accommodate their guests.

Please log in with your TU student email to access your Commencement Account Manager, review the pertinent information on the home page, and view the tutorials in preparation for the initial ticket release on May 1, 2024 at 10:00 am.

During the initial release, candidates will be offered up to 5 (five) ceremony tickets through the Commencement Account Manager. The initial release will take place from May 1 - May 14. Any unclaimed tickets will be made available for a second ticket release. Candidates are encouraged to claim only the number of tickets they truly need during the initial release period. Please confirm this amount with your expected guests and be considerate of your fellow tigers. 

In the second and final release on May 15 2024, at 10:00 am candidates may be able to access between 1 (one) and 5 (five) additional tickets. The quantity of tickets available in the second release is contingent upon the remaining unclaimed ticket availability and arena capacity.

There is a new message board in the Commencement Guidebook App where candidates can post if they have claimed tickets that they no longer need or if they are in need of another ticket after the second release. This is a peer-to-peer environment to support communication among candidates. It will not be monitored by the Ticket Office.

Candidates should never sell or pay anyone for commencement tickets. Please report this kind of misuse to commencement@towson.edu.

Ticket Requirements

To help ensure that everyone invited can enjoy this special event safely and comfortably and by order of the fire marshal, all guests must have a ticket to attend including infants and children. 

Ticket Access

To claim the initial and any additional guest tickets for Commencement, candidates must access their Commencement Account Manager, powered by Ticketmaster. Please log in with your official Towson University email address and the Ticketmaster credentials associated with this email. If you do not yet have a Ticketmaster account associated with your Towson email address, please create one by selecting “Sign Up.”

The University's Auxiliary Services Ticket Office can be reached for assistance with accessing your account or claiming tickets at Please send an email from your TU email address. In the subject line, include your name, academic college (i.e., CLA, CBE, COE, COFAC, CHP, FCSM), and your ceremony date. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to Fire Marshal regulations, any guest who enters TU Arena must have a ticket (this includes infants and children). There is no exception to this rule. Forged or duplicated tickets will not be honored.

Every candidate who is approved to graduate and has registered to participate in a ceremony by the deadline will have two ticket release opportunities to access tickets to accommodate their guests. During the initial release in early May, candidates will be offered up to 5 (five) ceremony tickets through the Commencement Account Manager. The initial release will take place from May 1 - May 14.

Any unclaimed tickets will be made available for a second ticket release. In the second and final release on May 15 candidates may be able to access between 1 (one) and 5 (five) additional tickets. The quantity of tickets available in the second release is contingent upon the remaining unclaimed ticket availability and arena capacity.

Degree candidates and families are encouraged to plan accordingly for the quantity of tickets provided. Candidates are permitted to secure additional tickets from another degree candidate, in their same ceremony, who does not plan to use all their tickets. Tickets for another ceremony will not scan for valid entry at the arena. These tickets should be transferred and claimed via the Commencement Account Manager platform to confirm receipt.

All Commencement tickets are mobile. Tickets should be transferred to your guests through your Commencement Account Manager and added to a mobile wallet for ease of scanning at the arena. Each ticket contains a unique barcode that will only scan once upon entry. You may forward the mobile tickets to your guests, being careful not to send the same ticket twice. Although seating is not assigned at Commencement, you may refer to the unique barcode number or the general admission "section" and "seat" indicators on your ticket to distinguish one ticket from another. 

Please note: Each ticket and associated barcode can only be scanned once for entry into TU Arena. A ticket that has been distributed to more than one guest will result in an invalid barcode reading at the time of entry.

No. Commencement seating is open on a first-come, first-served basis. For the best seating selection, guests are encouraged to arrive early. 

  • For 10 a.m. ceremonies, arena entrances open at 8:30 a.m.
  • For 3 p.m. ceremonies, arena entrances open at 1:30 p.m.

Although seating is not assigned at Commencement, you may refer to to the unique barcode number or the general admission “section” and “seat” indicators on your ticket to distinguish one ticket from another.

Yes. 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 and download on the Towson University Youtube channel approximately one week after the conclusion of all ceremonies. 

Please note: due to space constraints and to limit traffic congestion, there is not an overflow location on campus where the ceremony will be live-streamed.

The sale of unused Commencement tickets and any fraudulent activity related to tickets is strictly prohibited. Commencement tickets are offered free of charge to each candidate, based on occupancy rates. Candidates who do not plan to use all their claimed tickets are permitted to offer any additional tickets free of charge to another degree candidate in their same ceremony.

Tickets for another ceremony will not scan for valid entry at the arena. 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.