Seating and Tickets

Graduates can invite an unlimited number of guests if the ceremony is held on the Quadrangle. If the ceremony is held inside at the Koeppel Community Sports Center due to extreme weather conditions, students are limited to four guests per graduate.  Extreme weather tickets will be distributed at Senior Salute scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018. Please review the  In the Event of Inclement/Extreme Weather section.

The following locations will be available for friends and family members who do not have extreme weather tickets to view the ceremony:
  • Boyer Auditorium, Jacobs Life Sciences Center
  • Cinestudio, Clement Chemistry Building
  • Goodwin Theater, Austin Arts Center
  • McCook Auditorium, McCook Academic Building
  • Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street
  • Washington Room, Mather Hall, second floor

All Commencement guests are asked to be seated by 10:30 a.m. as the processional begins at 10:50 a.m. Commencement seating will open at 9:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Any signs placed on seats prior to 9:00 a.m. will be removed. 

Please note: a live video of the Commencement ceremony will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m.