Each graduate who indicates they will attend commencement will receive five (5) guest tickets for admission to the commencement tent on Main Campus where the ceremony is held. Each guest age two (2) and over will need their own ticket to enter the tent. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves.
Three (3) of the tickets are green and two (2) are white. Both green and white tickets will be accepted at the marquee tent entrance on Main Campus. In the unlikely event that Commencement must be moved indoors due to dangerous weather conditions, only white tickets will be accepted for entrance to the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center Field House on West Campus, where space is limited. Students should not give away their white tickets.
Guest tickets will be available at the YCP Bookstore beginning Wednesday, April 12, at the Grad Fair event from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Graduates may claim their ship-to-store regalia and guest tickets on that date or after April 12 if they cannot attend the Grad Fair event.
Graduates who have purchased ship-to-home regalia or are getting their regalia from another source must still claim their guest tickets at the YCP Bookstore on or after April 12. Guest tickets will not be mailed or given to anyone other than the graduate.
Commencement staff will make every effort to assist graduates in acquiring extra tickets, but they are not guaranteed. Graduates may submit their request for additional guest tickets using this online form. (Only the graduate may request extra tickets for their guests.) Graduates will be notified by early May if they are to receive extra guest tickets and where to claim them.