Graduate Hooding Registration and Online Ticket Reservations opened March 22 and closed April 14.


Graduate Hooding is not a ticketed event, but graduates must register to be in the ceremony and identify their hooder.


Ticket Reservations

If you have NOT registered for your ceremony and reserved tickets, please contact the Commencement Office for availability and options.

Ticket Information for School Ceremonies

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for admission to all Commencement Ceremonies except Graduate Hooding* and Paul Merage School of Business ceremonies.

*Doctoral and M.F.A. candidates must complete the reservation process to identify their hooders.

Graduates who previously reserved tickets will receive instructions by email when their guest tickets are available to download.

Reservations & Allocations

  • Ticket reservations opened at varying times for each school.
  • All ticket reservations closed April 14 at 5 p.m. Late reservations are only accepted based on availability.
  • Ticket allocations are an estimate until ticketing reservations close. 
  • Final ticket numbers for each school will be posted as soon as they are available.

Downloading & Printing

  • Tickets for school ceremonies must be printed electronically by each graduate prior to the ceremony day.
  • Online ticket printing is available via Bren Events Center Ticketing starting May 23 at 9 a.m.
  • Tickets must be given to graduates’ guests prior to the lineup time. There will be no further interaction between guests and graduates until after the ceremony.

Important Details

  • Graduates who reserved special accommodation seating for their guests will not download their tickets. Their tickets will be sent directly to them via email.
  • Children under the age of 2 remaining on a parent’s lap do not need tickets.
  • Tickets are not available at the door and are not held for pick-up.
  • Forgotten or lost tickets cannot be replaced.
Bren Events Center Seating

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for family and guests attending all Commencement Ceremonies except Graduate Hooding and Paul Merage School of Business ceremonies. Individual seat assignments are printed on the tickets.

View your ticket location here: Bren Events Center seating chart »

Special Services & Accommodations

Accessible seating accommodations are available for guests who use a wheelchair or have restricted mobility. 

American Sign Language interpretation services are also available. 

Arrangements for these services must be made in advance by each graduate during the ticket reservation process by April 14. Requests for these services after April 14 must be made via email to the Commencement Office.

Starting June 15, requests for these services must be made at the Bren Events Center box office. For your convenience, the box office is staffed one hour prior to each ceremony. The staff of the Bren Events Center will attempt to swap your tickets for appropriate seating, depending upon availability.

Parking Permits
Permits are not required for disabled parking, and advance arrangements are not needed. Notify the on-duty parking attendant when you arrive. Please do not contact Parking and Transportation Services.

Disabled/elderly parking for ceremonies held in the Bren Events Center will be located in the Mesa Parking Structure and parking lot 14A. Traffic directors will be available to guide drivers needing accessible parking.

Cart Service
Available to and from parking lot 14A and the Bren Events Center. Cart service is limited to the disabled/elderly guest and one family member.

Drop-Off Area
For ceremonies held in the Bren Events Center, disabled/elderly passengers may be dropped off in the turnout area at the upper level of the facility.

Graduates and participants should anticipate heavy traffic and plan accordingly to get to their designated staging area.

For everyone’s safety, please do not drop off passengers in the middle of the road or curbside.