Guest Tickets & Seating


Each guest (all ages) must have a ticket to enter the Arena in the Voller Athletic 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 8 guest tickets via the Online Order Form.
  • Seating is limited; please order only the number of tickets you will need.
  • Order by Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
  • Tickets not ordered by December 7, may be made available to other student graduates.

November 19 - December 10, 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 10, will be packaged with your cap and gown*.

*If your cap and gown are not picked up by Friday, Dec. 14, the tickets will be removed and available for your guests at the Will Call Desk on Saturday morning.

Additional guest tickets  

  •  First, the Student Graduate must place online order for eight allotted tickets above.  There are 200+ eligible graduates for Winter Commencement, and available seats for guests number approximately 1600.
  •  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. '4') additional guest ticket(s)."

Unused tickets will be distributed on an equitable and “first-come, first-served” basis;  Additional ticket(s) will be added to the set of eight 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. 

For family unable to attend, you may:

  • 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
  • Order a DVD of the ceremony

DVD Information
DVDs of the Commencement Ceremony are available for purchase ($10.00 each). DVDs should be ordered at the time the ceremony guest tickets are ordered via the Online Order Form, by December 7. Your pre-ordered DVD will be mailed in January.

Tickets for guests may be left and picked up at the Will Call desk in the foyer of the Voller Athletice Center at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15. 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.