Commencement Tickets

Tickets are required for guest admittance to all ceremonies. Graduates will not need a ticket for themselves. Children under age 3 who will be sitting in an adult's lap during the entire ceremony do not require a ticket. If the child needs a seat of their own, they will require a ticket. Following updated COVID-19 protocols, all commencement participants, including children 3 and older, are required to wear masks. KN95, N95 or KF94 are strongly encouraged.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Guests must have their tickets and proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results ready to show during line-up outside Bender Arena.

Following the updated guidance on event capacities in Bender Arena, registered graduates will receive one additional ticket for a full allotment of six (6) tickets for the May 7 – 8 ceremonies. An allotment of six (6) guest electronic tickets will be distributed to students who have registered to participate by ordering their cap and gown and have proof of vaccination on file through the Student Health Portal. Graduates will not be able to access their electronic guest tickets until proof of vaccination has been uploaded to the Student Health Portal or graduates with previously approved medical and religious exemptions have been tested at the AU Campus Testing Facility and have shown proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken on Wednesday, May 4, or Thursday, May 5.  Graduates and their guests must abide by the Health and Safety Requirements for Spring Commencement

Registered students will receive a unique link to their AU email to access their electronic tickets approximately two to three weeks prior to the ceremony. Graduates who do not need all their tickets can return them for redistribution on the electronic ticketing site. Graduates seeking additional tickets can sign up on a “ticket wait list” for the chance to receive one additional ticket at the same time they are claiming their six tickets. Students will be contacted if a ticket becomes available. We do not know how many tickets will become available at this time. 

All ceremonies will be livestreamed on the commencement website.

Ticket Timeline