Families & Guests

Commencement Week is an exciting time for graduating students and an equally exciting time for their family members, friends, and guests. We look forward to welcoming you to campus throughout the week to recognize this milestone in your student’s life and to celebrate their accomplishments.


The Commencement Exercises will be held in the Talmadge L. Hill Field House (known as Hill Field House) and will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Guests should be seated by 9:00 a.m. to witness the procession.


Guest attending the December Commencement Exercises will be required to have Guest Admit Tickets in order to enter Hill Field House. All guests must present the Guest Admit Ticket for scanning in order to be admitted into Hill Field House for the ceremony. Every person must have a ticket regardless of age (this includes infants & children).

Each student who is certified for graduation will be given Guest Admit Tickets to distribute to their guests. The Guest Admit Tickets will be issued at the end of rehearsal.

For the Morgan commencement, staffers will scan guest tickets upon entry into Talmadge Hill Field House. Ticket scanning provides the University with quick and accurate attendance figures and controls holders of fraudulent, duplicate, or invalid tickets from entering the Field House.


For first-aid services, graduates should see the marshals, and guests should see the ushers. Ambulance service will be available for emergencies.


The Commencement Exercises will be broadcast live over WEAA-FM Radio Station, 88.9 FM, and live-streamed on this website.