Tickets are not required for Graduate Commencement. Students may invite an unlimited number of guests to the Graduate Ceremony.
Tickets for Undergraduate Commencement are only necessary in the event of rain or unsafe conditions outdoors. Fire code dictates the maximum number allowed in an indoor location; therefore, graduates must remember to obtain their tickets prior to the day of graduation at the Registrar's Office. The number of tickets allowed each graduate depends on the size of the graduating class, and is usually 6 tickets.
Extra tickets can be claimed on the Friday before commencement at 3:00 p.m. in the Office of University Relations, room 202, in the Bonds Administration Bldg. Students may claim a maximum of two extra tickets. Students must present their BW I.D. to claim tickets. If a senior cannot be present to claim tickets, he or she may give their I.D. to a friend to pick them up. If a student needs more than two extra tickets, we recommend arranging to use a classmate's extra tickets. If you have questions, please call the Office of University Relations at 440-826-2325.
Persons with special needs, including wheelchair accommodations, will be seated at ground level on the stadium/gymnasium floor. One family member may accompany the person with special needs. Guests who need special seating should be at the location by 2 p.m. Special tickets or advance notice is not needed. However, inform the usher upon arrival.