All of the official events of Commencement Weekend are free of charge and most do not require tickets. In particular, tickets are not required for Ivy Exercises, outdoor Commencement, or the President’s Reception.

Tickets for indoor Commencement: Weather permitting, Commencement will be held outdoors in the Library Quad and no tickets will be required. In case of heavy rain, the ceremony will be held in the Lansing-Chapman Ice Rink. When he or she picks up a cap and gown, each senior will receive four guest tickets for the ice rink. Additional seating will be available in Chandler Gymnasium where the ceremony will be broadcast on a large screen. Tickets are not required for seating in Chandler. We favor an outdoor ceremony even under threatening skies and/or light rain.

Tickets for Baccalaureate: Members of the senior class do not need tickets to attend this event. Due to the limited seating capacity of Chapin Hall, we are unable to seat all of your guests in Chapin. Each senior can request 1 guest ticket, while the supply lasts. We will simulcast the Baccalaureate ceremony into the MainStage at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, in addition to Brooks-Rogers Auditorium. No tickets necessary for simulcast venues.

Tickets for honorary degree recipient events: A conversation with Honorary Degree recipients Gavin A. Schmidt and Gina McCarthy, moderated by William Moomaw, will take place from 3:15-4:15  p.m. on Saturday. Seniors may request up to 3 tickets online.

Request tickets online April 19 – May 26. Starting Wednesday, April 19, seniors may request Baccalaureate tickets and honorary degree recipient event tickets

Be sure to complete the entire process, including responding to an email within 15 minutes to confirm your request. There is no need to reserve indoor Commencement tickets.

All reserved tickets will be distributed at the cap and gown distribution. 

If you have questions, please contact Veronica Bosley 413-597-3539.