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Commencement Guest Tickets

Students will be able to RSVP for Commencement and claim tickets beginning March 1, 2023.

Ticket Information

  • Tickets are required for all guests to attend Commencement ceremonies.
  • Each graduate will be granted 8 guest tickets for their academic college's commencement ceremony.
  • Tickets are free of charge, and cannot be bought or sold.
  • Graduates do not need tickets for themselves.
  • Children under the age of 3 (1 or 2 years old) who will sit on a guardian's lap during the ceremony do not require a ticket.
  • Possession of a ticket does not guarantee admittance. The ticket must have a valid barcode to gain entry.
  • Each ceremony has its own specific ticket. Guests cannot use a ticket for one academic college's ceremony to enter a different college's ceremony.

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide on claiming tickets

CLICK HERE to view Registration Windows

Important: Golden 1 Center is now a paperless venue

All tickets must be on a scannable mobile device when entering the arena.

Below are some tips for mobile devices related to ticket-scanning:

  1. Take a screenshot of your QR Code so you do not have to search your emails at the time of the event.
  2. Turn the brightness of your phone screen all the way up when QR Code is being scanned.
  3. If phone screen is cracked, screenshot the QR Code and send it to another member of your party.
  4. Zoom into the QR code so it takes up the majority of your screen.

Livestreaming (with closed captioning)

The University will livestream each ceremony so that family and friends can view their graduate’s recognition from anywhere. On May 19 - 21, the feed will be live on the Commencement Homepage.

Guest Accessibility & Accommodations

  • Please visit Golden 1 Center's ADA/Accessibility information webpage for more information.
  • Closed Captions and ASL-English Interpretation will be visible to all guests on the large Jumbo-Tron screens.
  • Guests who use wheelchairs/scooters/canes and other mobility devices can use the Premium Entrance noted on the G1C diagram. Golden 1 Center has both limited mobility and wheelchair accessible seating. The seating is all general admission and on a first come, first serve basis. Golden 1 Center will make every effort to ensure that all guests requiring ADA seating are accommodated. There is high demand for ADA locations, therefore Golden 1 Center requests one companion per ADA seat, additional people in the party are welcome to find seats near that location. If there are additional questions please contact:
  • If you have questions regarding ADA-related accommodations, please contact