All graduates confirmed to participate in May 20 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 20.

A link to request tickets was emailed to candidates on Tuesday, April 19 and tickets were distributed at the Schar Center Ticket Office from Monday, May 2 through Saturday, May 7. Participating graduates who are not currently on campus should have completed the ticket request and emailed to arrange to pick up their tickets when they return to campus.

There is no cost for guest tickets. Tickets are for general admission seating.

Download Schar Center seating map

Late Ticket Pick-up

Participating graduates must ensure that tickets are in the possession of the guests who will attend the diploma ceremony in Schar Center on May 20.

At this time, any graduates who have not picked up tickets should immediately email to make arrangements. A Ticket Will Call will be at Schar Center before each ceremony for those who requested their tickets be held for their guests’ arrival.

Alternate Viewing

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