Information for Guests

We are excited to share this day with you! Please review the information below and throughout this site to answer your questions about the big day!



Tickets are required to attend the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Children under 3 years of age who will sit on a lap during the ceremony do not require a ticket. Graduating students and faculty who are marching do not require a ticket. Tickets issued to students will be valid only for the ceremony the student is participating in. Once a ticket is scanned, it cannot be scanned again or it will scan as not valid. If you need to leave the venue, you must scan out and then scan back in when you return.


Guests of masters and doctoral candidates will not need tickets to attend the ceremony.

Flowers & Mines Gear

Our Bookstore will be open next door in the Ben Parker Student Center selling Mines gear.

We will have flowers and class t-shirts available to purchase from an approved vendor on the second level of the Student Recreation Center and outside on the plaza. You can pre-order items here:


For information about parking, please click the button on the right of this page.

Security Request

We ask that all graduates and their guests refrain from bringing strollers, large bags, backpacks and large purses to the Commencement Ceremony.