Marian University Arena/Convocation Center

Tickets will be required for Marian University’s Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Each graduate will receive 6 tickets to distribute to family and friends attending commencement. Children two and over will be required to have a ticket. Marian University will not issue extra tickets.

Commencement tickets will be available for pick-up from the Marian University Police Department (MUPD) starting Monday, April 27, 2020. Tickets will only be issued to the graduating student. A valid photo-ID (i.e. MU issued or state issued ID) will be required to obtain tickets. The MUPD is open 24/7.

Tickets WILL NOT be available before April 27. Tickets can be picked up on Saturday, May 2, though you are encouraged to pick-up your tickets before the day of commencement.

Please share with your invited guests that balloons, bouquets, air horns, and other celebratory distractions are not permitted in the area. Family and friends should leave these items in their vehicles until after the commencement ceremony.

The ceremonies will be held at:

  • 10 a.m. for the undergraduate students (doors to arena close at 9:45 a.m.)
  • 3 p.m. for COM and other graduate students (doors to arena close at 2:45 p.m.)

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis for ticketed guests. Ticketed guests should plan to arrive and be seated at least 15 minutes prior to the start of commencement. Once the processional has started, ticketed guests will have to wait until all graduates, faculty, and platform party members have been seated to enter the arena/convocation center.

Guests without tickets will be directed to the Marian Hall Theatre or Alumni Hall to watch the live streaming of the commencement ceremony. Accessible seating for those with physical and mobility challenges is also available. Restrooms are ADA compliant. Live streaming of both commencement ceremonies will be available in the Marian Hall Theatre, Alumni Hall, and online.

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