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Guest Seating - Commencement takes place in the stadium with open seating for guests in the bleacher sections of the stadium. No special tickets are required for stadium seating, and seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Graduate Seating - Graduates sit in sections reserved for their School in the field areas in front of the stage. The order in which schools graduate will be conveyed to you at Commencement Rehearsal.
Special Needs Seating - Special seating is reserved on the field level for individuals who require field-level seating because of age, illness or physical impairment. These individuals must be seated at least 30 minutes prior to Commencement (that is, no later than 3:30 p.m.). At that point, the area becomes open seating. Please note that one or two family members may accompany the person with special needs; however, the rest of the family will need to sit in the regular guest seating section.