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Commencement
Commencement

Guest FAQ

 

How many guests can graduates invite to the commencement ceremony? 

Are Tickets Required? 

What time should I arrive?

How do I find the Vadalabene Center?

Are flowers available for purchase at commencement?

Are concessions available for purchase at commencement?

Is disability seating available?

Where can I order photos? Can I take my own pictures?

How long will the ceremonies last?




How many guests can graduates invite to the commencement ceremony?

Graduates may invite up to six guests to the ceremony. 

Are Tickets Required?

At this time, tickets are not required. However, Vadalabene Center capacity is limited, thus, we ask students to limit the number of guests to six. Please note, for Spring Commencement, once the Vadalabene Center is full, guests will be directed to the overflow viewing room where the ceremony will be simulcast. 

What time should I arrive?

Guest seating in the Vadalabene Center begins one hour before the start of the ceremony.
 
Are flowers available for purchase at commencement?
Yes, flowers are available for purchase in both lobbies of the Vadalabene Center
 
Are concessions available for purchase at commencement?
Yes, limited concessions will be available for purchase in the east lobby of the Vadalabene Center
 

Where can I order photos? Can I take my own pictures?

GradImages is the authorized photographer for Commencement. All graduates will have their photo taken as they receive their diploma covers, a posed photo with their diploma as they leave the platform, and a formal portrait.

You may pre-register with GradImages at http://www.gradimages.com/Preregistration Graduates can register up to six people to receive access to their portraits.

After the ceremony, photos may be ordered online at gradimages.com, phone (800) 261‑2576.

Guests may take photos from their seats, but will not be permitted to approach the stage or stand in walkways and/or aisles. For the safety of all of our guests, walkways/aisles must be kept clear at all times.

How long will the ceremony last?

Ceremonies typically last between and hour and 45 minutes and two hours.

 
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