Do my guests need tickets for Convocation? Even small children?

Tickets are not required for children who will be sitting on someone’s lap or be held. Small children who will require their own seat will require a ticket for the Convocation ceremony.

Spring Convocation
Online tickets will be available in late-May on this site. The number of guest tickets allotted to each student will be determined prior to the first day to order online tickets. Where available, a limited number of additional guest tickets will be available to request online; information will be shared on the home page. Once online tickets are available, students planning to attend the ceremony must print off their tickets (please print one ticket per page), and give them to their guests to bring on the day of Convocation in order to gain admittance to the auditorium, space permitting.

Morning Ceremonies
The doors of Alumni Hall will be opened at 8:45am for the 10:00am ceremony. Tickets will be honored until 9:30am. After 9:30am any remaining seats will be available to those without tickets. Ushers will not permit seats to be held for late arriving guests.

Afternoon Ceremonies
The doors of Alumni Hall will be opened at 1:45pm for the 3:00pm ceremony. Tickets will be honored until 2:30pm at which time any remaining seats will be available to those without tickets. Ushers will not permit seats to be held for late arriving guests.

After the Academic Procession has entered the auditorium, the doors will be closed and latecomers will be admitted only during appropriate pauses in the ceremony.

Autumn Convocation
Online tickets will be available in mid-October on this site. We anticipate that students will receive 4 guest tickets for their graduation ceremony. Where available, a limited number of additional guest tickets will be available to request online; information will be shared on the home page. Once online tickets are available, students planning to attend the ceremony must print off their tickets (please print one ticket per page), and give them to their guests to bring on the day of Convocation in order to gain admittance to the auditorium, space permitting.

Morning Ceremonies
The doors of Alumni Hall will be opened at 8:45am for the 10:00am ceremony. Tickets will be honored until 9:30am. After 9:30am any remaining seats will be available to those without tickets. Ushers will not permit seats to be held for late arriving guests.

Afternoon Ceremonies
The doors of Alumni Hall will be opened at 1:45pm for the 3:00pm ceremony. Tickets will be honored until 2:30pm at which time any remaining seats will be available to those without tickets. Ushers will not permit seats to be held for late arriving guests.

After the Academic Procession has entered the auditorium, the doors will be closed and latecomers will be admitted only during appropriate pauses in the ceremony.