Guest Tickets

There is a ticket requirement for guests to attend Commencement ceremonies. Tickets are free of charge, unique to each college ceremony, and only valid at the Commencement ceremony listed on the ticket. 

For 2017 Winter Commencement ceremonies, graduates can claim up to 12 guest tickets. The deadline to claim your initial 12 tickets is Dec. 1

Please note: Graduates do not need tickets for themselves. Children under age 3 who will sit on a guardian's lap during the ceremony do not require a ticket.

We encourage that you enter a non-Saclink email address and go through the ticket-claiming process as a new user. 

IMPORTANT: Enter your student ID as your passcode on the bottom of the page.

CLICK HERE to view a step-by-step guide for claiming tickets. 

Click on your college to access the ticket system:

College of Arts and Letters

College of Business Administration

College of Education

College of Engineering and Computer Science

College of Health and Human Services

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Not sure which college you belong to? Click here. 

Guest Tickets Help Center

Extra Tickets

If extra tickets are available after the first offer, a second offer will open on Dec. 5. However, if all tickets for your ceremony are claimed in the initial release period, your college may not have extra. You may exchange tickets only with peers who are participating in the same ceremony. Please note that tickets may not be sold or traded for anything of monetary value.

Forwarding Tickets

Students may also forward their unused tickets to fellow graduates electronically through the Hornet Tickets system.

Click here to view a step-by-step guide for forwarding tickets.


The University will live-stream each ceremony so family and friends can view their graduate’s recognition from anywhere. On Dec. 15 and 16, visit to access the feed.