Entrance tickets are required for both our students and their guests. All tickets are complimentary and should be ordered by the student when completing the Commencement Registration/Order Form. Students receive their tickets when they pick up their apparel and other items at the University Book Store on the date they select on their form (May 29 through June 8), during normal Book Store hours.
If you are attending another school or college celebration, please check the information for that ceremony to determine if tickets will be required for those events.
All guest tickets are for general admission seating, except those reserved for disability accommodations. Guest tickets are either purple, for seating on the west side of the stadium, or gold, for seats on the east side of the stadium. This is illustrated on the Stadium Map. The color coding corresponds to a similar coding for student tickets. Students with purple tickets will sit on the west side of the field; those with gold tickets sit on the east side. In this way we hope to have parents and guests seated on the same side of the stadium as their graduating sons, daughters, family members, and friends.
Entrance into the stadium can be through the north plaza, the west gate, or the southwest gate. Directions to entrances will be printed on the guest tickets. We ask that students confirm the attendance of their guests before ordering, so that tickets are available for all who want them. All reasonable requests will be met. We will do everything possible to ensure that students are able to invite as many family and friends as they wish. If, after completing the Commencement Registration/Order Form, students require additional tickets, they may request them when they pick up their order at the University Book Store.
For disability ticket information please visit our Disability Accommodations page.
All graduates are required to present a student entrance ticket along with a UWID or other ID to gain entrance to the student line-up area, which is inside the CenturyLink Event Center, directly south of the stadium. No student will be admitted without a ticket and appropriate ID. Entrance tickets will be automatically issued to those who complete the Commencement Registration/Order Form for the ceremony.
Graduates will line up in the CenturyLink Event Center. Those with purple tickets will line up on the west side of the Event Center. Those with gold tickets will line up on the east side of the Event Center. The Student Line-up Diagram illustrates where graduates line up according to their schools and colleges and degrees.