Commencement

Limit Of Five Guests At Commencement Ceremony

With the increase in the number of graduates, the number who attend the graduation and the overcrowding in the Gymnasium, we recognize the potential for a number of safety hazards. We must limit the number of people who share this occasion with our graduates. We sincerely apologize for this situation and hope that you will work with us to make this a memorable Commencement.

Each graduate will receive 5 guest tickets to give to family and friends. These tickets are picked up in the Bookstore along with the cap and gown. Please return any tickets you will not use so that the other graduates who need more than 5 may use them. You may leave your extra tickets in the Bookstore or bring them to the Office of the Vice President of Student Services in the Wood Campus Center, room 217. If you are a graduate who is in need of an extra ticket you may register your request online using the ticket request form. On a first-come first-served basis using the form online and based on the number of guest tickets that are returned, you may be eligible to receive up to 2 additional tickets.

Your guest(s) must have their ticket with them to enter the Gymnasium  in the Pickel  Field House to attend Commencement. Only children two (2) and under may be admitted without a ticket. Guests who do not have a ticket will not be able to enter the Gym. Tickets are not required to attend the President’s Reception for graduates and their guests held in the Wood Campus Center immediately following Commencement.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience. Should you need to call the College for any reason in regard to the tickets, please call the Office of the Vice President for Student Services at (615) 230 - 3441 or for long distance, call our toll free number 1-888-335-8722, ext. 3441

We look forward to seeing you at the Commencement.