Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any extra tickets available for commencement?
No. Due to the number of graduates and capacity limitations there are no additional tickets available.
Do children require a ticket for commencement?
Children older than two years of age require a ticket.
I'm graduating in August, what commencement ceremony do I attend?
August graduates are invited to return to campus to participate in the December commencement ceremony. August graduates are not permitted to participate in the May commencement ceremonies due to space limitations and the requirement to maintain the academic integrity of the ceremony. In order for an exception to this policy to be considered, students must complete the Commencement Walk-Through Request Form. Please note that exceptions are very rarely granted and are only granted for extreme extenuating circumstances.
Can I switch ceremony times?
Changing ceremony times is only permitted for graduates requesting to be in the same ceremony as an immediate family member or if there is an unavoidable conflict with the assigned ceremony time. In order for a change in ceremony time to be considered graduates must complete the Commencement Time Change Request Form. Please note that exceptions are very rarely granted and are only granted for extreme extenuating circumstances.
How long is the ceremony?
Each ceremony lasts approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours.