Tickets, Parking & Seating Details


Tickets will be required for an indoor ceremony. Each graduate will receive four tickets. Tickets will be available for pick-up during the 25 Days ‘til Graduation & Senior Salute event on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Please have your student ID ready. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Brandee Bates Kern at


In order to allow these guests to gather safely for the Ceremony, we will be closing East and West Campus Drives at 8 a.m. on May 14.

  • The exit to N. Plum Street (the road behind Koch Hall) will be reversed so that vehicles cannot exit onto N. Plum St. from west campus drive and instead vehicles will be able to enter from N. Plum St. at 8 a.m. to allow easy access to the Recitation Hall and Carnegie Hall parking lots to accommodate parking for handicap guests only.
  • To help alleviate traffic congestion, there will be no west bound traffic on West Ward St. between Woodlawn Ave. and N. Wittenberg Ave. Vehicular traffic will be redirected down Woodlawn Ave. to W. College Ave.
  • Officers will be at these locations to assist you and your family and friends. Officers will also be at various other locations to assist you with your needs. In the event of inclement weather and Commencement is held at the Health, Wellness & Athletics Complex, we will not regulate traffic on Ward. The handicapped parking for an indoor Commencement is located in the Upper Lot (across from HWA). Guests with disabilities can enter the HWA via the entrance facing Bill Edwards Drive.
  • A shuttle service will be provided prior to and after the ceremony for those with mobility issues.



We are planning for traditional Commencement Exercises, beginning at 11 a.m. Access to the venue will be restricted until 9 a.m. All guests must be seated by 10:30 a.m.

Commencement Hollow will be set up with approximately 3,000 chairs, including a limited number of socially distanced seats available for guests. Prior arrangements must be made to gain access to these seats. To request access, please contact Brandee Bates Kern at In addition, visitors are welcomed to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Restrooms Available on Commencement Day:

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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