For Our Guests

For Our Guests

Your Graduate's Big Day


Commencement will be full of special moments as student leaders, university administrators, and a keynote speaker address the graduating Class of 2023. We invite you to join us for an exciting finale immediately following the ceremony! Scroll down for important information.

This year’s Commencement Ceremony will begin at 7:30pm and will last approximately 90 minutes; gate 7 will open to the public at 5:30pm with all others opening at 6:30pm. Guest seating is not ticketed and is on a first-come, first-served basis.










 Tickets are NOT
required for guests.


It will be warm and
sunny, drink water! 


Service animals are
permitted to attend. 


All personal items
are subject to search. 



Security reserves the right to determine the method of checks as deemed necessary.


Tickets are NOT required for guests. Students wishing to attend in-person must RSVP once the system goes live in mid-March, as tickets are required for their entry. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive early to secure the best viewing experience.

Student tickets will be delivered to each registered graduate via their CatMail address. Graduates are expected to have tickets ready for scanning upon arrival. Printed tickets will not be provided.

This is Their Moment

Commencement will begin at 7:30 pm on May 12, 2023; gates open one hour prior to the ceremony. Seating will be divided into student and guest sections on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early to secure the best viewing experience.

This ceremony will be held outside; please check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly. Drink plenty of water, dress appropriately, and use sunscreen as necessary.















Graduation ceremonies are special events, please show respect for everyone.



We are excited you are joining us to celebrate with other graduates. Please take a moment to review our celebration guidelines.