Seating and Security

Seating in the Elliott Hall of Music

All degree candidates will be seated on the main floor of the Elliott Hall of Music. Divisional seating charts will be posted prior to commencement ceremonies.

Guest Seating

The Elliott Hall of Music will be open for guest seating 90 minutes prior to each ceremony.

Once the academic procession begins entering the auditorium, no guests will be seated until the procession is concluded, so urge your family and friends to be in their seats early. As a courtesy to others in attendance, please ask that your guests remain in their seats until the conclusion of the exercise.

All seating is general admission.


Elliott Hall of Music: All bags are subject to a security search, which creates a slower entry process. No large bags are permitted. We encourage you to leave your personal items at home.

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