Guests are required to present general admission tickets for admittance into the RAC. When graduates pick up their regalia from the Bookstore, they will receive FOUR tickets admitting their guests to the Commencement ceremony. Lost tickets will not be replaced.
If the graduate has guests with special needs, such as hearing or mobility impairments, the graduate will need to exchange general admission tickets for special accommodations seating tickets at this time (see “Special Accommodations” page). Up to two general admission tickets may be exchanged.
Students who ordered their regalia before or on October 25 can pick up their regalia and tickets in the Bookstore Graduation Center on Monday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 3, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Wednesday, December 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Students who ordered their regalia after October 25 can pick up their regalia and tickets on Tuesday, December 3, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Wednesday, December 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Bookstore Graduation Center will not be responsible for regalia and tickets unclaimed by Tuesday, December 11, the last day of classes.
In addition to the ticketed seating in the RAC Arena, overflow seating will be available in the Administration Building 101 (Lecture Hall III), with a closed-circuit broadcast of the Commencement ceremony. Tickets will not be required at this location. When graduates pick up their regalia and tickets at the Bookstore Graduation Center, they will also need to indicate the number of additional guests (if any) who may need seating in this area. We will use this information to plan for seating.