Tickets are required for guests. Each graduate can request up to a total of 6 tickets, which are free. The graduate does not need a ticket for him/herself. Children who occupy a seat will need a ticket. Individuals without tickets will not be admitted to commencement.

Where do I get my tickets?

Tickets will not be distributed until Countdown to Commencement on October 23rd. Graduates can pick up their tickets at Countdown to Commencement on October 23rd in the Terrace Room (Mequon campus).

What if I’m not able to attend Countdown to Commencement?

After October 23rd, you may choose to collect your tickets by completing one of the following procedures:

  1. Pick up your tickets from the Registrar’s Office (LU 109) on the Mequon campus.
  2. Request tickets are mailed to you. If you would like your tickets mailed to you, please email (you must include: name, student ID and address).
  3. Accelerated students that have completed the Graduation Application prior to the deadline and indicated they will be attending the graduation ceremony will receive tickets from their Center Director.

What if I need more than 6 tickets?

Should an extra pool of tickets for guests become available, students will be notified via CUW email.


Seating for graduation is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to allow plenty of time for parking. Doors to enter the R. John Buuck Field House open at Noon on December 15th.