Tickets for Admission to Commencement
Each undergraduate degree candidate will be allotted six (6) guest tickets for the undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Guest tickets are not required for the Graduate ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2023..
Tickets will be distributed with your cap and gown purchased at Grad Fest on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in MSU 218. You will be required to present a valid KU ID to receive your tickets.
- Candidates do not need tickets for themselves.
- Children ages 3 and up are required to have a ticket.
- Be sure to keep your tickets safe - lost tickets will not be replaced.
- Guests will not be admitted without a ticket.
If you are unable to attend Grad Fest, tickets will be included with your purchase of your cap and gown in the KU Campus Store Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 12, 2023 during normal business hours.
The ceremonies will be streamed live so that those who can't attend will be able to see you on the stage with President Hawkinson.
Seating at the commencement ceremony is limited. Students who have a need for up to four more guest tickets for the ceremony may click on the link below to be included in a random distribution of extra tickets. Completed forms must be submitted no later than April 26, 2023 to qualify.
The number of extra tickets given are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Students identified through the randomized selection process will be notified by email on or after May 2. Tickets will be available for pick up in the Dean of Students Office, 119 Stratton Administration Center, during normal business hours May 3 through May 10.
One entry per student. Students who submit multiple entries will be removed from the process and lose the opportunity to obtain extra guest tickets to commencement. Please be sure to enter your complete KU email address accurately on the form. Emails that bounce back for an incorrect email address will not be attempted a second time.
The link for extra tickets will go live on April 5, 2023. Click on TICKETS to apply for extra commencement guest tickets.