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Commencement Tickets

December Commencement Ceremony

Each graduate will receive four tickets at rehearsal. We expect a capacity audience for this event. Doors to the Carlson Gymnasium will open for ticket holders at 6:45 pm. Tickets will not be required after 7:15 pm, at which point ushers will seat guests as space permits.

May Commencement Ceremony

Due to space limitations, tickets are required for the 10:00 am commencement ceremony. Each traditional undergraduate student, participating in the 10:00 am commencement ceremony, will receive four tickets at the cap and gown distribution event prior to rehearsal. We are expecting a record high graduating class this May. As such, only ticketed guests will be admitted into the gymnasium. Doors will open at 9:15 am.

To accommodate overflow capacity, the ceremony will be live-streamed into Viking Café and C-13 lecture hall. For family members or friends who are unable to attend, a live streaming video of the ceremony will be available at

Tickets are not required for the 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm ceremonies.

For both the December and May Commencement ceremonies, a limited amount of seating will be available in Viking Café for viewing the ceremony on live video. This option may be advisable for people with small children or anyone who might find climbing the bleachers difficult.