Entrance tickets are required for both our students and their guests. All tickets are complimentary and should be ordered by the graduate when completing the Commencement Registration/Order Form. Graduates 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.
If you are attending a school, college, or departmental graduation celebration please check the information for that ceremony to determine if tickets will be required for those events. We will begin posting information about school, college, and departmental events on this website beginning in February.
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. The color coding corresponds to a similar coding for student tickets. Students with purple tickets will sit on the north side of the field; those with gold tickets sit on the south 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. (See diagram.)
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.
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 areas. 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.