For Our Guests

Your Graduate's Big Day

The ceremony will be full of special moments. Graduates will have their moment to shine as they cross the stage and hear their name called. Afterwards, join the Alumni Association at Bear Down Friday and the annual Homecoming Bonfire for an exciting finale!

Photo of a family posing with their graduate to take a photo on campus

Tickets are required;
have ready on arrival.

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.


Stay Safe, Bear Down

All guests will be required to follow campus health and safety protocols in place at the time of this event as well as adhere to any existing state and local guidelines. In addition, this event may be cancelled or changed on short notice due to public health circumstances.

For the safety of all the attendees, we strongly recommend guests wear masks when attending this event. Masks will be available at the door for your convenience.

Tickets are required for entry. Graduates must RSVP and secure tickets for each guest. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; we recommend you arrive early to secure the best viewing experience possible.

Graduates must pick up tickets in the lower level of the Bookstore in the Student Union on Thursday, November 4 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM or on Friday, November 5 from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Graduates will be required to show an ID.

This is Their Moment

Our ceremony begins at 4:00 pm and ends at approximately 6:00 pm. Gates will open 45 minutes prior to the ceremony. Seating will be divided into student and guest sections on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 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.

Photo of a student with outstretched arms in celebration of his graduation

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.