All graduates confirmed to participate in May 19 Commencement must reserve guest tickets to their diploma ceremony (1 to 5 tickets for guests ages 2 and up). This includes those who may have completed studies earlier in the academic year and/or may not currently live at Elon (i.e., study abroad, remote internship, dual degree program or for other reasons), who intend to return and participate in a diploma ceremony on May 19.

Candidates will receive further e-mail instructions to reserve guest tickets between the dates of April 12 and April 17. This request period will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 17. Tickets cannot be reserved after this time. There is no charge for guest tickets.

If tickets remain, candidates will be notified how they may request one (1) additional guest ticket beginning April 19. It is expected that all tickets will be claimed no later than April 21.

Candidates will pick up guest tickets at Schar Center Ticket Office from May 1-5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, May 6, tickets can be claimed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for candidates who are unavailable during weekday hours, e.g. due to internships or student teaching.

Candidates are responsible for requesting, claiming and distributing tickets to the guests who will use them on May 19.

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Alternate Viewing

Guests without tickets to Schar Center ceremonies may watch in Global Commons. Tickets are not required for viewing in Global Commons. Doors will open one hour before each ceremony. The ceremonies will also be available to livestream on personal devices at