Ticket Distribution Policy

Undergraduate Convocation

Each certified member of the Class of 2017 is entitled to a total of 10 tickets for family and friends to attend Commencement.

Ticket Distribution

  • "Early bird" tickets will be available at the Senior Dessert/Grad Fest.
  • A second opportunity for "early bird" tickets will be provided at our Second Chance Grad Fest on Thursday, March 16 in the ARC from 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Distribution will begin in the Records Office on Monday, April 17, and continue through Thursday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Records Office is located at the north end of campus (small white building to your right after entering the campus).
  • Students requesting tickets must show university photo identification or provide a valid student identification number with a driver's license.
  • Students who are not enrolled during the spring semester, but who intend to graduate at Commencement 2017 and are certified as eligible, need to contact Shelley Fruchey to request tickets. Please provide your name, student ID number, major, and mailing address when sending your request. Tickets will be mailed to these students directly.

Extra Ticket Waitlist

  • The waitlist will open on Monday, January 16. Any requests/emails received before this date will not be accepted.
  • The waitlist does not guarantee extra tickets will be available. As the number of eligible graduates increases, so does the chance of reaching capacity with the standard number of tickets allotted per student.
  • Students who would like to be placed on the waitlist for additional tickets should contact Shelley Fruchey. Please provide your name, student ID number, major, and how many tickets you are requesting.
  • If extra tickets are available, students on the waitlist will be contacted via email during the week of Commencement.
  • The waitlist is first-come, first-served.
  • All requests for additional tickets must be made by the student.

Commencement Day

  • While all seating (including seating areas for those with special needs) in the Greek Amphitheatre and adjacent temporary bleachers is open, a ticket will be required of everyone entering these areas (other than degree candidates and participants).
  • All seating being held for latecomers must be released 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the academic procession.
  • Lost tickets cannot be replaced.

For additional questions relating to tickets, please contact Shelley Fruchey in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Administration by email or at (619) 849-2658.

Graduate & Professional Studies Convocation

Each certified member of the Class of 2017 is entitled to a total of 10 tickets for family and friends to attend commencement.

Ticket Distribution

  • Distribution will begin in the Records Office on Monday, April 17, and continue through Thursday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Records Office is located at the north end of campus (small white building to your right after entering the campus).
  • Students requesting tickets must show university photo identification or provide a valid student identification number with a driver's license.
  • Students who are not enrolled during the spring semester, but who intend to graduate at Commencement 2017 and are certified as eligible, need to contact Shelley Fruchey to request tickets. Please provide your name, student ID number, major, and mailing address when sending your request. Tickets will be mailed to these students directly.

Extra Ticket Waitlist

  • The waitlist will open on Monday, January 16. Any requests/emails received before this date will not be accepted.
  • The waitlist does not guarantee extra tickets will be available. As the number of eligible graduates increases, so does the chance of reaching capacity with the standard number of tickets allotted per student.
  • Students who would like to be placed on the waitlist for additional tickets should contact Shelley Fruchey. Please provide your name, student ID number, major, and how many tickets you are requesting.
  • If extra tickets are available, students on the waitlist will be contacted via email during the week of Commencement.
  • The waitlist is first-come, first-served.
  • All requests for additional tickets must be made by the student.

Commencement Day

  • While all seating (including seating areas for those with special needs) in the Greek Amphitheatre and adjacent temporary bleachers is open, a ticket will be required of everyone entering these areas (other than degree candidates and participants).
  • All seating being held for latecomers must be released 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the academic procession.
  • Lost tickets cannot be replaced.

For additional questions relating to tickets, please contact Shelley Fruchey in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Administration by email or at (619) 849-2658.