University of Southern Indiana

Ticket Information

Guests are required to have tickets for entry to all Fall and Spring 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 and October 1 for the Spring Ceremonies
  2. Have been approved to participate in Commencement by the Registrar's Office

For the Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies, the following list provides the number of guaranteed tickets graduates may request based on the ceremony for which they are participating. Graduates must request up to that amount in order to receive them, and at that time may make a request for additional tickets; however, the total number of tickets distributed per graduate is calculated from the number of tickets requested from all graduates in that ceremony. Notifications will be sent by April 6, 2018 to graduates participating in commencement with the total number of tickets they will receive, based on their request.

Graduate Studies (masters, post-masters and doctoral degrees) - 5 guaranteed tickets if requested
Romain College of Business - 10 guaranteed tickets if requested
College of Liberal Arts - 7 guaranteed tickets if requested
Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education - 10 guaranteed tickets if requested
College of Nursing and Health Professions - 7 guaranteed tickets if requested

Tip for requesting tickets:  If a graduate needs as many tickets as they can get for their family and friends to attend, then they need to maximize the request process – request the maximum guaranteed and the maximum additional. Calculations are based on these two requests combined. Additional tickets cannot be requested after April 1.

The number of guaranteed tickets available per graduate for the 2018 Fall Ceremonies will be determined by September 1, 2018.

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 Spring Ceremonies

The Commencement ceremony participation reservation and ticket request form will be available between noon February 1, 2018 and midnight April 1, 2018. All graduates must have completed the Formal Application for Graduation in order to make a reservation and request tickets.  See your academic advisor to complete graduation paperwork.

Tickets will be available for pick up beginning Monday, April 16, 2018, through Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Information Desk in University Center East near Cyclone Salad.

2018 Fall Ceremonies

The Fall 2018 dates for participation reservations and ticket requests will be available by September 1, 2018.

In Order to Pick Up Your Tickets

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.  All tickets will be mailed to the address provided on Monday, April 16. 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 Relations Office located in the Wright Administration Building, room 104 by Friday, April 20, 2018.

Lost Tickets

Lost tickets will not be replaced.

Additional Tickets

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

If a Guest Does Not Have a Ticket

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 Relations office at 812-464-1755.

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