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Commencement Ceremony Diagrams, Seating Information and Ticket Information

Commencement Diagrams

The diagrams provided below are for informational purposes and are not drawn to scale. We hope they assist in planning for Commencement.



The information below is provided as a reference for our traiditional pracitices regarding tickets and Commencement.

Traditionally, only in the event of inclement weather will tickets be needed to attend the ceremony. Tickets are only needed for Commencement in the event of inclement weather when the event has been moved indoors. Six (6) tickets will be distributed to each graduate for their guests during Commencement Rehearsal on Friday afternoon. No tickets will be needed if the event occurs on the Campus Lawn.

In the event of inside ceremony, Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts will be an alternate viewing location with a simulcast of the event. No tickets are needed for the simulcast, but seats are first come, first served. 

There is no reserved seating at Commencement. If you expect to need assistance, please plan to arrive early to secure adequate seating. Please visit our ADA Access for Commencement page for additional information.