Commencement Tickets and Seating

Commencement is on May 6, 2017 and begins at 1 p.m. Please note that the Processional begins at 12:45 p.m.—all guests must be seated by 12:30 p.m.

The ceremony generally lasts about two hours and is held on the Campus Quadrangle, rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, before or during the ceremony, announcements about a delay or change in location will be made.

Commencement Tickets

Seating is unlimited and tickets are NOT required if the ceremony is held outdoors on the Campus Quadrangle.

If the ceremony is held indoors (Goodrich Chapel), Tickets will be required for any family members or friends who will be attending Commencement.

Each student will receive three tickets via their campus mailbox.

For family members without tickets, these spaces on campus will be open and showing a live stream of the ceremony.

  • Bobbitt Visual Art Center Auditorium
  • Norris 101, Science Complex
  • Stack, Second floor Kellogg Center

Why do we have to have tickets if Commencement is held inside?

The College must abide by the fire code regulations for the number of people allowed in Goodrich Chapel. Therefore, tickets are necessary if the ceremony is held indoors.

We do not have replacement tickets for lost tickets.

Handicapped and Special-Needs Seating and Parking

Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the lot behind the library at Oswego and Cass Streets.

A Sign Language interpreter will be located near the Commencement platform and special seating is available.

Please call the Office of Campus Safety at 517/629-1234 to make arrangements for any guests needing barrier-free entrances or with other special needs.