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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Commencement

Seating & Tickets


Tickets are required to attend the MU commencement ceremony.  There is no charge for guests to attend Commencement however, graduates must register to participate and each guest must present a ticket at the door.

  • Each participating grad is issued 4 tickets for the commencement ceremony.

  • Up to 4 additional tickets may be requested AFTER registration closes on April 11.  You will receive an email on April 14th letting you know what to do.  You will have from April 14 to April 25 to submit your request for the additional 4 tickets.

  • If there are extra seats available after April 25, we will notify all grads how many tickets remain and they will be reserved on a first come, first-served basis.

  • Please do not request additional tickets before you receive the email notification to do so.  We will not know how many tickets are available to give out until after registration closes.

  • Tickets may be picked up the morning of Commencement in Decker lobby starting at 9:00AM




How do I sign up to get tickets?

Complete the online Commencement Registration form located on the graduation site home page


When can I request more tickets?

You will receive a separate email after registration closes.  The email will tell you how to request additional seats.  You can request up to 4 more tickets.  Please do not request more seats before you receive the email!!


I have a really large family and 8 tickets isn't enough!  What do I do?

We understand some of our students come from large families and 8 tickets isn't enough.  This is a big day for you and we want you to have as many friends & family members as possible watch you graduate .... however.... we only have so many seats in the gym!  

So, here's how it works; when you register for commencement you automatically get 4 tickets.  When registration closes, you will receive an email telling you how to get 4 more.  Once those tickets are given out, we count how many seats are left and send you another email asking if you want additional tickets.  At this point, it's first-come, first-served for the remaining tickets.  Most of the time, everyone gets the number of tickets they need!

Where are my tickets?

Guests may pick up their tickets starting at 9:00 a.m. the morning of commencement in Decker lobby.  Tickets are held under the graduates name - simply go to the ticket tables and give the staff member the last name of the graduate. Guests will get their tickets then proceed into Decker Gym.  

Guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.