Guests are required to present general admission tickets for admittance into the RAC. Each graduate is allowed FOUR tickets admitting their guests to the Commencement ceremony. When graduates pick up their regalia from the Bookstore you will receive receive their floor pass. When you receive your floor pass go to graduationtickets.umbc.edu to retrieve your tickets. Once you go to this site you will be asked for you access code, this is a unique code given to each graduate and you can find it on the top right corner of your floor pass. This code can only be used by the graduate it was assigned to. Once you have logged in you can select up to four tickets. Once you have selected your tickets you will be able to either print them or email them to the individuals that you are giving them to. Please note, each ticket can only be used once – multiple copies of a ticket will only allow the first person presenting the ticket into the arena. Anyone without a ticket or who has a duplicated ticket will be able to watch from the overflow locations. Lost tickets will not be replaced.
If the graduate has guests with special needs, such as hearing or mobility impairments, the graduate will be able to exchange two general admission tickets for special accommodations seating tickets when you order your tickets online (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 1, and Tuesday, December 2, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Wednesday, December 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Students who ordered their regalia after October 25 can pick up their regalia and tickets on Tuesday, December 2, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Wednesday, December 3, 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.