Each graduate participating in commencement will receive a total of five tickets for guest seating in the main tent for the ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Tickets will be distributed to students on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Grad Finale event in the Bookstore between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Of the five tickets, three will be GREEN and two will be WHITE. All five tickets, regardless of color, will be used for admission to seating under the main tent on Wolf Lawn.
Please be advised that tickets will not be reissued/replaced for any reason. The main tent will open for general seating at 8:00 a.m. for guests who present tickets at the marked entrances to the tent. Seating is on a first-come basis. Processing Graduates, Trustees, Faculty and President’s Guests will be seated in reserved sections as directed by the marshals and ushers.
The ceremony will be held outdoors, under the tents, rain or shine. The ceremony will be broadcast via live-stream and shown on large screens in the overflow tent located adjacent to the main tent. The ceremony will also be broadcast via live-stream in the Waldner Performing Arts Center (Humanities Center) and the Admissions Welcome Center (Iosue Student Union).
Tickets are not required for admission to viewing sites other than the main tent during an outdoor ceremony.
IN THE EVENT THAT SEVERE WEATHER (dangerous, strong winds and/or lightning) is predicted for Saturday, May 12, the commencement ceremony will be held indoors. The indoor location is M&T Bank Field House in the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center.
The decision to move the ceremony to the indoor location will be made Friday morning, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. Please check the York College website for an announcement, which will also be made through the College’s portal, and social media accounts (www.facebook.com/yorkcollegepa, www.twitter.com/yorkcollegepa) and the Weather Hotline, 717.815.6789.
If the event is held indoors, the three GREEN tickets will be used for guest seating in M&T Bank Field House. The two WHITE tickets will be required for admittance to Wolf Gymnasium, also located in the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center, where the ceremony will be broadcast via live-stream. All other guests without tickets are welcome to view the televised broadcast on main campus in the Waldner Performing Arts Center, DeMeester Recital Hall, Weinstock Lecture Hall, or in the Admissions Welcome Center (Iosue Student Union).
A live-stream webcast will be available on the College website, www.ycp.edu, and on the YCP television network with the broadcast beginning at 10:00 a.m.