University Commencement Ceremony Tickets
Graduating students can now register for their seat at the University Commencement Ceremony and claim up to four guest tickets. While filling out this form, there is an option to be added to a wait list in the event that additional tickets become available. (Wait list requests are not guaranteed.)
Tickets will be available for the graduate to pick up beginning Monday, June 4, through Thursday, June 7, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Erb Memorial Union Metolius Room (Room 123, in the historic lobby near Starbucks and the Ballroom staircase.) Tickets must be picked up by the graduate; UO student ID is required at the time of pick-up. (If there are extenuating circumstances and the student is unable to pick up their tickets on campus during this time, please email us at email@example.com to make alternate arrangements by June 1.)
There will be a first-come, first-served overflow viewing area for guests without tickets in the Ford Alumni Center Ballroom, just west of Matthew Knight Arena. Guest tickets are NOT required for department ceremonies (with the exception of the School of Music and Dance ceremony) where graduates formally cross the stage and are presented with diploma covers. Please check with your department for additional participation details.
What is the University Commencement Ceremony?
The University Commencement Ceremony is the main celebration of the Class of 2018 in Matthew Knight Arena. The ceremony gets kicked off by the Grad Parade down 13th Avenue and features student and keynote speakers.
Are all grads guaranteed a seat?
If you're graduating, we want you to have a seat at the University Commencement Ceremony in Matthew Knight Arena. You must register so we know you're coming and how many remaining tickets we can distribute to guests.
Are guest tickets free?
Yes, but limited. Tickets for guests and grads for the University Commencement Ceremony don't cost a thing.
Are department ceremonies open to all?
Guest tickets are only required for the University Commencement Ceremony and the School of Music and Dance ceremony. Other department ceremonies, when graduates cross the stage and receive their diploma covers, do not require tickets and there is no limit to the number of invited guests.
Is overflow seating available?
There will be a first-come, first-served overflow viewing area for guests without tickets in the Ford Alumni Center Ballroom, located just west of Matthew Knight Arena. We'll also have a link for out-of-town friends and family to watch the ceremony live online.
Will more tickets be available?
After the ticket distribution closes on June 7 at 4:00 p.m. we will know how many unclaimed tickets are left to distribute to students on the waitlist. If waitlist tickets become available, students will be notified using the email address they indicated on the University Commencement Ceremony registration survey, and tickets can be picked up at the Matthew Knight Arena will call window on Monday, June 18.