University of Southern Indiana

Ticket Information

Guests are required to have tickets for entry to all Fall Commencement Ceremonies. The number of tickets distributed per graduate is calculated from the number of tickets requested. All guests of degree candidates MUST HAVE TICKETS, which they will be required to show at the entrance of the Physical Activities Center to gain entrance to the ceremony.

All guests, including infants, must have a ticket for entry. Tickets guarantee entry into the ceremony.

Seats for all ceremonies are on a first-come basis. There is an accessible seating section available for individuals with disabilities.

The doors to the Physical Activities Center will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony.

Tickets for Guests of Graduates

All candidates who have completed the following steps to graduation are eligible to obtain tickets:

  1. Filed their Formal Application for Graduation, signed by the dean of the college, by March 1 for the Fall Ceremonies
  2. Have been approved to participate in Commencement by the Registrar's Office

 The number of tickets guaranteed for each of the Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremonies will be as follows:  

  • Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education & College of Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony at 10 a.m. - 8 guaranteed tickets if requested; 
  • Romain College of Business & College of Liberal Arts Ceremony at 1 p.m. - 7 guaranteed tickets if requested.

However, the number of tickets distributed per graduate is calculated from the number of tickets requested. Notifications with the number of tickets granted will be sent on November 5, 2018 to graduates participating in commencement. 

The number of tickets available per graduate for the 2019 Spring Ceremonies will be determined by February 1, 2019.

Please be aware that Commencement tickets are University property and the sale and/or copying of Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited.

How Do I Obtain My Tickets?

Commencement tickets may be reserved online through the Commencement web site based on the following schedule:

2018 Fall Ceremonies

The Commencement ceremony participation reservation and ticket request form will be available between 1 p.m. September 1, 2018 and noon November 1, 2018. All graduates must have completed the degree completion/graduation paperwork in order to make a reservation and request tickets. 

2019 Spring Ceremonies

The Spring 2019 dates for participation reservations and ticket requests will be available by January, 2019.

In Order to Pick Up Your Tickets

Tickets will be available for pick up beginning Monday, November 12, 2018 through Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Information Desk in University Center East near Cyclone Salad. 

You must show your University of Southern Indiana identification card (Eagle Access Card) or photo ID and have your USI Student ID number. You will be asked to sign your name for your tickets.

If You Cannot Pick Up Your Tickets

If you are unable to pick up your tickets during the distribution times, you may designate a family member or friend to pick up your tickets. You must send a signed permission letter with the name of the person your tickets may be released to and a copy of your University of Southern Indiana identification card (Eagle Access Card), or a photo ID with your USI Student ID number.

Students who indicate they live more than 50 miles away from campus and do not have local friends or family who can pick up their tickets, may submit a form to request tickets to be mailed.  The University is not responsible for tickets lost in the mail.

Unused Tickets

You are encouraged to return any tickets that you will not be using to the University Marketing and Communications Office located in the Wright Administration Building, room 104 by Friday, November 30, 2018.

Lost Tickets

Lost tickets will not be replaced.

Additional Tickets

All ticket requests for the Fall Ceremonies must be made before November 1, 2018. Additional tickets will not be available at a later date. 

Graduates are encouraged to share unused tickets with other graduates who need tickets for the same ceremony.

If a Guest Does Not Have a Ticket

Guests without tickets are encouraged to inquire with hosts at the front door of the Physical Activities Center (PAC) for available tickets prior to the ceremony.

All of the Commencement Ceremonies will be shown through live video streaming in the University Center East conference center (UC2217-UC2220) You also may view the Ceremonies online at:

Anyone who does not have a ticket will be directed to the University Center East conference center (UC2217-UC2220).

Contact Person

If you need to make other arrangements to pick up your tickets, please contact the University Marketing and Communications office at 812-464-1774.

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