Each candidate who plans to take part in the ceremony is guaranteed guest tickets at no charge. Each candidate may request a limited number of complimentary guest tickets for commencement exercises.

To request tickets, candidates need to specify the number of tickets being requested via myPurdue in the Commencement tab.

  • Tickets will be sent via candidates email the week of commencement.
  • All tickets are general admission (seat row and number on ticket are irrelevant).
  • All guests require a ticket.
    • Infants in arms may not require a ticket.
  • Purdue University does not offer any guest tickets for sale.

Guest tickets may not be sold. Electronic tickets are generated with a unique identifier that is traceable back to the student who requested them.

Because of this feature, they can be printed multiple times. However, only the first set of allocated tickets scanned by the Hall of Music staff will gain entrance. Duplicate tickets with the same bar code will be denied entrance after the first set of tickets has been scanned. Any attempt to sell or produce mass copies of electronic tickets will be considered a misuse of Purdue University property. Any and all such misuse of Purdue University property may result in the conduct being reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which may ultimately result in disciplinary action, on a case-by-case basis, and as deemed appropriate. Additionally, upon notification of or the receipt of information related to a student's misuse of allocated tickets, the Office of the Registrar reserves the right to reallocate any and all such tickets to other students.

Please let us know if you or your guests require accessibility assistance.

* Guests without a ticket should report to the Box Office on the ground level of Elliott Hall of Music, which will open 90 minutes before the ceremony.  Unused tickets may be available before the ceremony.

Other Viewing Options

For ceremonies that are at capacity, an additional venue on campus will be made available for viewing the live stream. 

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