GUEST ADMIT TICKETS
Fair Weather Plan
No Guest Admit Tickets Required
In case of fair weather (including light mist or light rain), the Undergraduate Commencement Exercises will be held in Hughes Memorial Stadium. No Guest Admit Tickets are required to attend the Undergraduate Commencement Exercises held in Hughes Stadium.
Inclement Weather Plan
In case of severe or inclement weather on Saturday, May 20, 2017, the University will relocate the Undergraduate Commencement Exercises from Hughes Memorial Stadium to Hill Field House and will hold two ceremonies on that day, with college/schools divided into morning and afternoon ceremonies, according to the following scheme:
Morning Commencement Exercises: 9:30 a.m., Hill Field House
- College of Liberal Arts
- School of Community Health and Policy
- School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
- School of Education and Urban Studies
- School of Social Work
Afternoon Commencement Exercises: 1:30 p.m., Hill Field House
- School of Architecture and Planning
- School of Business and Management
- School of Engineering
- School of Global Journalism and Communication
Guest Admit Tickets Required
Guest attending the Undergraduate Commencement Exercises under the Inclement Weather Plan will be required to have Guest Admit Tickets in order to enter Hill Field House. Each undergraduate student who is certified for graduation will be given six (6) Guest Admit Tickets to distribute to their guests. Those Guest Admit Tickets will be issued at the end of Rehearsal on Friday, May 19, 2017. Guest must present those Guest Admit Tickets for scanning in order to be admitted to Hill Field House for the exercises. Ticket scanning provides the University with quick and accurate attendance figures and controls fraudulent, duplicate, or invalid tickets from entering the Field House.
Graduate students who were graduated on Thursday, May 18, 2017, may attend and participate in the Saturday, May 20, 2017, Undergraduate Commencement Exercises. However, if the exercises are held in Hill Field House under the Inclement Weather Plan, they may attend the ceremony and should attend either the morning exercises or the afternoon exercises that correspond to the college/school in which their discipline is located. They will not receive Guest Admit Tickets to give to their guests under the Inclement Weather Plan; and their guests may not use the Guest Admit Tickets that they were issued for the Thursday, May 18, 2017, Graduate Commencement Exercises.
Guest without Guest Admit Tickets may view the ceremony at satellite locations in Murphy Fine Arts Center. Guest Admit Tickets are not required at the satellite locations.