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Seating and Tickets

Baccalaureate Seating
A. J. Gordon Chapel doors will open at 4 p.m. for graduating seniors and two (2) guests per graduate. Beginning at 4:45 p.m., unticketed guests will be seated in the Chapel as space allows. If the Chapel becomes filled to capacity, ushers may direct unticketed guests, and guests who arrive late, to the Ken Olsen Science Center where large-screen viewing will be available in MacDonald Auditorium. Families with small children may find this viewing space more appropriate.

Baccalaureate Tickets
Each senior can obtain two (2) tickets on Tuesday, April 7, during cap and gown distribution. Seniors do not need a ticket to attend Baccalaureate. The two tickets are given to guests and are required for entrance.

LOST TICKETS CANNOT BE REPLACED.

Commencement Seating
All Commencement guests are asked to be seated by 9:45 a.m. as the processional begins at 10 a.m. Seating will open at 9 a.m. on a first-come-first-served basis. Graduates can invite an unlimited number of guests if the ceremony is held on the quad. If the ceremony is held inside due to extreme weather conditions, seating is limited to four (4) guests per graduate and will take place in the Bennett Center. Please review the In Case of Inclement Weather section for details.

Commencement Tickets
Each senior can obtain four (4) tickets on Tuesday, April 7, during cap and gown distribution. Seniors do not need a ticket to attend Commencement. The four (4) tickets are given to guests and are required for attendance in the Bennett Center only in the event of extreme weather conditions.

LOST TICKETS CANNOT BE REPLACED.

Will Call Table
Baccalaureate: A. J. Gordon Chapel Patio
Indoor Commencement: Bennett Center Lobby
A table will be set up where graduates can leave tickets for their family and friends to pick up. Graduates who have extra tickets can also leave tickets at the table and these tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. 

FAQ
I need more tickets for Baccalaureate and for Commencement. How can I get them?

Students are encouraged to check with their peers to see if they are able to obtain additional tickets from those who will not use all of theirs. In the event that there are unclaimed tickets in the Registrar's office, you may ask to be put on the ticket waitlist. Contact Janet Potts at