Guest Tickets & Seating


Each guest (all ages) must have a ticket to enter the Andrews B. Hale Auditorium in the Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center.

  • Guest tickets are free of charge. The participating student graduate must place an order to reserve tickets. All tickets are general seating.
  • Each participating student graduate may request up to 5 guest tickets via the Online Order Form.
  • Seating is limited; please order only the number of tickets you will need.
  • Order by Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
  • Tickets not ordered by December 8, may be made available to other student graduates.

November 15 - December 13, M-F: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Office of Student Life
Rinker Community Service Center (lower level)

Pre-ordered TICKETS not picked up by December 13, will be packaged with your cap and gown.

Additional guest tickets  

  •  First, the Student Graduate must place online order for five allotted tickets above.  There are nearly 150 eligible graduates for Winter Commencement, and available seats for guests number approximately 770.
  •  Then, the Student Graduate may email a request for additional guest tickets to: Please include your name and state: "I would like to order #(i.e. "2") additional guest ticket(s)."  Please limit your request to no more than 3 additional tickets. 

Unused tickets will be distributed on an equitable and “first-come, first-served” basis;  Additional ticket(s) (if available) will be added to the set of five you reserved via the online order form; and you will receive an email confirmation, or, a message confirming that your request has been added to the waiting list. 

If you have more guests than tickets, suggestions to consider:

  • Invite guests without tickets to watch live video stream in 219 C.L.C.
  • Ask family members to keep young children at home
  • Have friends and relatives watch live stream online (click on link in menu at left side of page on day of event) in the comfort of their home

DVD Information
DVDs of the Commencement Ceremony are available for purchase ($10.00 each). DVDs must be ordered at the time the ceremony guest tickets are ordered via the Online Order Form, by December 8. Your pre-ordered DVD will be mailed in January.

Tickets for guests may be left and picked up at the Will Call table inside the lower atrium of the C.L.C., beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16. Please be sure the graduate's name is on the envelope.

 If you do not need all of the tickets you originally ordered, please return them to the Office of Student Life so that others may use them.  
Questions may be directed to 585.594.6350.