Tickets & Registration
Ticket Information for December Commencement

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for admission to all Commencement Ceremonies.

Graduates need to reserve guest tickets in early November.
The guest seating location is assigned when the graduate downloads their tickets beginning November 22 at 9 a.m.

Online Ticket Reservations for Commencement open on:

    • November 7 at 9 a.m.

All ticket reservations close November 16 at 5 p.m.

Click here to go to the registration application DOWNLOAD TICKETS

Late reservations are only accepted based on availability. The ceremony has a maximum ticket allocation of 5 tickets per graduate.

Downloading & Printing

  • Tickets must be printed electronically by each graduate prior to the ceremony day. Tickets are assigned with seat information printed on the ticket.
  • After downloading your tickets November 22, View your ticket location here: Bren Events Center seating chart »
  • Graduates who previously reserved tickets will receive instructions by email when their guest tickets are available to download. 
  • Online ticket printing is available via Bren Events Center Ticketing starting November 22 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

Bren Events Center seating chart »

Guests enter the arena from the top and will take stairs down to their assigned seating. Elevators are available in the lobby for those assigned to the accessible seating area near the floor.

The arena has 2 large video boards to project live video during the ceremony and make it easy for guests to see the stage.

When graduates download their tickets in late November, The Bren ticketing system will automatically assign the 5 best seats available at that time. It may assign 3 tickets together in a row with 2 seats together in the row directly in front of or behind the other row. This setup is best for families to be able to talk to each other before the ceremony begins. Seats may become more scattered if graduates register and download their tickets late. Seat assignments cannot be changed unless it is due to a change in guest accommodation needs. It is best to verify if guests have any accommodation needs ahead of time so that you can reserve the correct seating for them before downloading tickets. Information on accessible seating can be found below.

Graduates with reserved accessible guest seating WILL NOT download their tickets since these seats are in pre-assigned areas. Accessible seating tickets will be emailed directly to the graduate around November 22.

Special Services & Accommodations for Graduates and Guests

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

  • Wheelchair Accessible seating is stationed throughout the Bren Events Center

American Sign Language interpretation services are available. Please mark this accommodation request during the ticketing process.

Assistive Listening Devices for guests may be checked out from the front desk of the Bren Events Center.

Animals are prohibited with the exception of Service animals.

Arrangements for these services must be made in advance by each graduate during the ticket reservation process in early November.
  • The commencement office will try and accommodate late requests when available. For late requests graduates can request these services via email to the Commencement Office.

  • During Commencement weekend, requests for these services must be made at the Bren Events Center box office. For your convenience, the Bren Box Office is staffed one hour prior to each ceremony. The staff of the Bren Events Center will attempt to exchange 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 designated areas near 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.