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Tickets, Parking & Seating Details

For Outdoor Commencement Ceremony

Tickets

  • No tickets are required.

Parking

  • Click Here for directions, campus maps, and detailed parking information.
  • Commencement Hollow is accessible to physically disabled guests via the parking lots located behind Recitation Hall and Carnegie Hall. Enter campus through the driveway from North Plum Street (behind Koch Hall) before 10 a.m. A Wittenberg security officer will be available to provide instructions for parking and seating.

Seating

  • Access to Commencement Hollow will be restricted beginning 9 a.m. Friday, May 15, until 9 a.m. Saturday, May 16, to allow for event preparations.
  • Guests must be seated by 10:30 a.m. on the morning of Commencement.
  • Umbrellas are not permitted in Commencement Hollow as they block the view of others.
  • Commencement Hollow seats approximately 3,000 guests in chairs with seat backs. Lawn chairs are permitted.

For Indoor Commencement Ceremony

Tickets

  • In the event of inclement weather, Commencement will take place in Pam Evans Smith Arena in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center. Tickets will be required for each guest.
  • Each graduating senior will be allotted six rain site tickets. Rain site tickets will be available online beginning 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 5.
  • Graduating seniors may claim their rain site tickets: click this link and register as a user with your Wittenberg username and password.
  • A limited number of extra tickets will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 12. To claim these extra tickets, graduating seniors should click this link and use the same log-in information.
  • If you experience any difficulties using the online tickets site, contact Craig Richards at richardsc@wittenberg.edu.
  • For those without tickets, the indoor ceremony will be shown in its entirety on closed-circuit television in Hollenbeck Hall, located across the street from the HPER Center.

Parking

  • Click Here for directions, campus maps, and detailed parking information.
  • Guests with physical disabilities may be dropped off in front of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. Due to limited space in the HPER Center, seating for an entire family is not available in the handicapped seating area. One friend or family member may be seated with each guest with a physical disability.

Seating

  • Doors will open at 9 a.m. Special seating has been arranged for guests with physical disabilities.
  • Pam Evans Smith Arena in the HPER Center seats approximately 3,000 guests. The facility offers bleacher seating for all ticketed guests.

Please Note

  • A live online video feed of the entire Commencement ceremony will be available from either the outdoor or indoor locations. Click Here to watch.
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