Family and Guests

NO TICKETS REQUIRED FOR GUEST SEATING
  • Tickets are not required for access to the ceremony.
  • For only the May ceremonies, however; degree candidates are strongly encouraged to bring no more than 10 guests, to allow all participants the opportunity for their family to attend.
SERVICES/ACCESS FOR GUESTS NEEDING ASSISTANCE
  • The Ferrell Center is fully equipped for ADA needs.
  • Guests needing handicap parking or curb-side drop-off should ask parking attendants for directions to the appropriate area of the parking lot.
  • Guests in wheelchairs or with walkers, those needing additional time to move through the building, and guests who have trouble with stairs will want to arrive in sufficient time to avoid heavy crowds along the concourse.
ASL INTERPRETATION PROVIDED
  • Sign interpretation for degree candidates or guests with hearing impairments will be provided for the university commencement ceremonies.
  • Information regarding the location for this service will be listed in the back of the commencement program.
GUEST ATTIRE
  • Guests are encouraged to wear dress clothes, which might be interpreted for women as nice slacks and top, a pant suit or a dress.
  • Men should wear nice slacks and a polo or button-up shirt, slacks and sport coat, or a suit and tie.
GUEST BEHAVIOR
  • Guests are asked to maintain the dignity of this ceremony.
  • We understand your enthusiasm; however, to ensure that everyone can hear the names of the degree candidates as they are presented on stage, guests must refrain from loud, disruptive cheering.
  • The use of any noise-making devices is not allowed.