No tickets are needed for general seating on the bleachers of Newman Arena.
For guests with physical disabilities, reservations for up to three (3) chairs per graduate on the bleachers and second level are available. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 8th.
These accessible seating tickets are only for the College of Human Ecology Ceremony and a confirmation will be sent to you via email. Separate special seating applications for the University Commencement are available or by phone at 607-255-9541.
In Newman Arena, graduates will be seated alphabetically by major as labeled on the seats. Name cards used to announce names will be fastened to the back of the seats. Please find your assigned seat by 12:30 pm.
Brief speeches from a student representative and from Dean Rachel Dunifon will be given, and then graduation certificates will be handed out individually. Graduates, please bring your name card to stage with you.
Photos at the College of Human Ecology Ceremony
A photographer will take each graduate's picture as they cross the stage. There will be an address card on each graduate's seat before the ceremony; please fill out the card and bring it to the stage with you. Proofs will be mailed to your home address along with an order form for you to be able to purchase photographs if desired.
Directly following the University Ceremony, guests and graduates will meet at Newman Arena in Bartels Hall. Complimentary bagged lunches will be provided at Bartels Hall Lobby for people to take to their seats in Newman Arena.
No balloons are permitted in Bartels Hall.
Strollers must be parked in designated stroller parking areas.
Severe Weather Plan
Severe weather refers to either strong winds or lightning. The University Ceremony at Schoellkopf Stadium will take place in the rain.
In case of severe weather, Human Ecology students will participate in a 10:30am University Ceremony in Barton Hall. Faculty will not participate in this ceremony.
Family and friends of CHE students may watch the Barton Hall Ceremony from Newman Arena where it will be livestreamed.