Information for Guests

We are excited to share this day with you! Our midyear commencement ceremonies are held in Lockridge Arena, inside the Student Recreation Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus.



Degree candidates will receive a limited number of tickets to the ceremony due to space limitations. The number of tickets allotted to each student will be determined prior to the Salute event. Salute will be the first opportunity for students to obtain their tickets. Tickets for Commencement will be issued to graduates once the checkout process has been completed. After Salute, undergraduates may bring their completed checkout form to the Student Life Office, located in the Student Center, suite E240.

Commencement tickets are issued to you for use by your family and friends. If you do not intend to use your tickets, please return them to the Student Life Office so they can be distributed on an equitable basis. Under no circumstances should tickets be sold.

A waitlist will be created after the Salute event for students wishing to request additional tickets.


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


Security Request

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