Students who are approved to participate in the Spring 2017 Baccalaureate, Masters and Professional Commencement Ceremonies will be eligible to receive up to five guest tickets per ceremony.
Distribution of tickets will be managed through Ticketmaster, the same system students use to pick up tickets for athletic events.
Students will be able to access guest tickets online beginning March 17 at 10:00 a.m. and running through March 31 at 5:00 p.m. Students who are graduating do not need a ticket to attend their ceremony.
If a student encounters an issue accessing their tickets, please contact the commencement team.
Additional Guest Tickets
Starting April 10, additional guest tickets may be available on a limited basis. Students who have accessed their first five tickets through Ticketmaster will be notified via email of the process to request additional tickets. Requests will be fulfilled in the order in which received.
Student Ticketing Account
Students who have not used the ticketing system previously for athletic events will
need to log into the online Account Manager, enter their student ticket number (9+VIPID) or University email address, and set
The Colonial Life Arena is located on the corner of Lincoln and Greene Streets. The main entrance is located behind the fountain. Please note that all purses and bags are subject to search.
For easiest access, guests should enter from the concourse entrances near the main entrance. All seats are first-come, first-served. Doors will open two hours before the ceremony.
Inside the arena, you may find seats in any of the open sections. Graduation candidates have reserved seating which will be marked and Commencement Marshals in garnet gowns will be on site to assist candidates in finding their seats.
Seating for guests with accessibility needs will be available. No prior arrangements are required. One companion may accompany each guest sitting in the accessible seating area. Ushers will direct guests to the nearest accessible seating area.
A limited number of premium suites may be available for rental during commencement at the Colonial Life Arena. Family and guests can enjoy the ceremony from among the most exclusive seats in the arena. The suites have seating for up to 12 people and include private restrooms. Note: At this time, all available suites have been rented.