Tickets are required for admittance to all Commencement ceremonies.

Graduates can order up to nine (9) tickets for their guests. Students are responsible for ordering  tickets for their guests on the Commencement checklist. Only students eligible to walk at Commencement will have access to ticket ordering. There is no cost for Commencement tickets.

  • Seating will be general admission for guests attending Commencement I: School of Nursing Commencement and Pinning
  • Seating will be assigned for guests attending Commencement II and III.

All tickets will be emailed to students at their UP email the last week of April.

Additional Ticket Request

While filling out your Commencement checklist you will be able to indicate if you would like to be added to the list for additional tickets. If you do not want additional tickets please select “NO”. 

*Requesting additional tickets does not guarantee extra tickets. You will be notified if we are able to fulfill your request. 

Special Accommodations Tickets

Within your nine (9) ticket order limit, we offer special accommodations tickets, you will indicate on your order form in the Commencement checklist if you need special accommodation tickets:

Mobility Tickets:

  1. Wheelchair-Access tickets – required for a guest who will remain in their wheelchair for the duration of the ceremony.
  2. Limited Mobility tickets – required for a guest who can only walk up a maximum of five (5) stairs to access their seating.
  • Please enter the quantity of tickets needed.
  • Please request two tickets if you would like the special accommodations guest to have a companion sit with them. Special Accommodation ticketed guests and their companion will not be seated with the rest of your guests.

Communication Access Tickets:

  1. Communication Access tickets – optional for a deaf or hard of hearing guest whose primary language is ASL and would like to be seated near an ASL interpreter. Please note: The ceremony will be live captioned and shown on the video board in the Chiles Center which is visible for all guests. Guests are welcome to bring their own device to view live stream and captions.
  2. Spanish Language Access tickets optional for a guest whose primary language is Spanish and would like to receive headphones to listen to a live translation of the Commencement ceremony.

Other Special Accommodations Tickets

  1. Other – required for a guest who does not fall in to one of the above categories. Please share how we can best accommodate by emailing

To view where your seats will be located in the Chiles Center please see the Chiles Center Seating Map.

For answers to frequently asked questions about tickets, please visit the FAQ page.