Tickets

Ticket reservations will begin on Monday, April 13, 2020 and end on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Students participating in the May 2020 commencement ceremony may receive up to four (4) tickets for seating in McGuirk Arena. Tickets are for general admission. Tickets and seating are not guaranteed and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see options for reserving tickets below.

Options for Reserving Tickets

In Person

Graduates may reserve their tickets in person at the Ticket Central Box Office beginning on Monday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Ticket Central Box Office is located inside the main entrance of the John G. Kulhavi Events Center. Please note that tickets are not distributed to graduates at this time. Tickets are distributed electronically beginning on Monday, May 4 (please see ticket distribution information below). 

By Email 

Graduates may reserve their tickets by email beginning on Monday, April 13 at ticketcentral@cmich.edu. When emailing please provide your full name, student ID number, email address, phone number and number of tickets requested (up to four). Please be aware that during the commencement ticket reservation period Ticket Central will be experiencing high email volumes and will respond to all ticket requests with an email confirmation.

By Phone

Graduates may reserve their tickets by phone beginning on Tuesday, April 14 by calling Ticket Central at 888-347-3872. When reserving tickets by phone, please provide your full name, student ID number, email address, phone number and number of tickets requested (up to four). Please be aware that phone lines will be busy during the commencement ticket reservation period, therefore please leave all required information in a voicemail if prompted when you call. Ticket Central will respond to all ticket requests with an email confirmation.

Ticket Distribution and Use on Commencement Day

Tickets will be distributed to graduates electronically on Monday, May 4, 2020. At this time, graduates can either print their tickets, forward individual tickets to family and friends to scan on their phone or print them out themselves. Graduates can only forward a ticket once, if a graduate forwards a ticket multiple times, only the last forward will be valid; all other tickets forwarded previously will be void. Once the graduate forwards a ticket, any tickets printed before the ticket was forwarded will also be void and unscanable. Graduates must make sure they only print or forward a ticket once.

Alternative Viewing Options

Simulcast Room

For graduates who wish to invite more than four guests to attend the ceremony, additional seating is available in the Simulcast Room, located in the Small Sports Forum of the Student Activity Center. Tickets are not required for the Simulcast Room. 

Live Webcast

Ceremonies are livestreamed on our website for family and friends to watch from the comfort of their own home.

Extra Tickets

Extra tickets are not available. We regret restricting admittance to the ceremony, however seating in McGuirk Arena is limited. Guests without tickets may view the ceremony from the Simulcast Room (see above information).

Graduates must not sell their unused tickets to fellow graduates. Under no circumstance should an exchange of money for tickets occur. Instead, graduates may give their unused tickets to other graduates at no charge or return their unused tickets to Ticket Central so that they may assist other graduates.

ADA Seating

Guests who require ADA seating should arrive at least one-hour prior to the ceremony. Special tickets are not required for ADA seating. ADA seating will allow for one companion to sit next to them. Other members in the party will be seated nearby, if possible.

Ticket Central

John G. Kulhavi Events Center
360 E. Broomfield Rd. | Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 888-347-3872
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


All information is subject to change. Please check back to this website periodically for the most up-to-date information.