Commencement Ticketing (Effective Fall 2023)

Auburn University is excited to celebrate our graduates and welcome families and other guests to our institution's commencement ceremonies. To ensure the university adheres to venue capacity inside Neville Arena, Auburn will allot graduating students a limited number of free tickets for all commencement ceremonies beginning fall 2023. Ticketing Auburn's ceremonies ensures all graduates have the option of guests attending and prevents guests from being denied entry due to capacity constraints.

University-issued tickets are required for (1) all graduates seated on the Arena floor/walking and (2) all guests seated in the stands (all attendees must have a ticket, regardless of age).

Students registered to graduate can receive a set number of guest tickets based on anticipated ceremony size and venue capacity.

Spring semester graduates may request a limited number of additional tickets (in addition to the allotted number of tickets) based on availability; however, additional ticket requests are not guaranteed. Guest ticket allocation for the upcoming commencement ceremonies is as follows:

Ceremony Allotted Number of Guest Tickets
Spring 2024 Commencement (May) Six guest tickets per graduate. This does not include the graduate ticket.
Monday’s ceremonies for the Harrison College of Pharmacy and the College of Veterinary Medicine will not be ticketed at this time.
Summer 2024 Commencement (August) Graduates are not limited to the number of guest tickets, but each guest must have a ticket for entry.
Fall 2024 Commencement (December) Tickets will be required.

* The granting of additional tickets is based on demand and capacity. Graduates will be notified after commencement ticket registration closes.

The number of tickets allotted per graduate for ceremonies after 2024 may change based on the expected number of graduates and anticipated ceremony sizes.

Frequently Asked Questions

In 2023, Auburn University implemented a ticketing policy for all commencement ceremonies. Tickets are available only to students registered to graduate during the semester and are free, general admission (no seat assignments). Tickets are electronic and printable

Only students registered to graduate for commencement can reserve guest tickets for their ceremony. Guest ticket reservations can only be placed by graduates, not by guest.

Due to venue capacity in Neville Arena and in alignment with campus safety protocols, all spring 2024 graduates are assigned one (1) ticket for themselves and may reserve up to six (6) guest tickets. Graduates may request two (2) additional guest tickets, which are not guaranteed and are allocated based on capacity availability.

In addition to the allocated six guest tickets, graduates may request an additional two guest tickets when reserving their guest tickets. Additional guest tickets are allocated based on availability and are not guaranteed.

Possibly. A standby line is available for guests without tickets. Depending on Arena capacity, guests from the standby line may be permitted to enter Neville Arena 15 minutes after the ceremony begins. Guest entry via the standby line is not guaranteed.

Yes. A graduate ticket is automatically reserved for each spring graduate when they register for tickets. All graduates must register for a commencement ticket, regardless of whether they need guest tickets.

Guest waitlist tickets are determined based on (1) graduate ticket demand/reservations for each ceremony and (2) Arena capacity.

No. Graduates may only request an additional two guest tickets, which are not guaranteed. A standby line is offered to those guests without tickets and is not guaranteed. Any available tickets will be offered to guests waiting in the standby line on a first-come, first-served basis 15 minutes after the ceremony begins.

Any unscanned tickets will be redirected to guests waiting in the standby line 15 minutes after the ceremony begins.

Spring 2024 graduates can reserve commencement tickets beginning Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11 am through Friday, March 21, 2024, at midnight.

Spring 2024 graduates can access tickets beginning April 22, 2024, at 11 am.

Once downloaded, graduates can forward tickets to their guest(s). Guests are encouraged to print individual tickets to expedite entry to Neville Arena.

All tickets are electronic and can be downloaded as PDFs. Graduates are responsible for providing guest tickets to their guests. The Commencement Office does not distribute tickets to families and guests.

No. Regardless of whether a ticket is presented on a mobile device or printed, once it is scanned, it is no longer viable. Guests who present a ticket that has already been scanned will not be permitted entry.

Yes. Each ticket may only be scanned for the ceremony/graduate it was assigned to.

Yes. Each ceremony has a limited number of tickets based on (1) the estimated number of graduates and (2) the capacity of Neville Arena.

All ceremonies are livestreamed for those guests who are unable to attend. A link to the livestream is available on the graduation website. The Village Dining Hall (located next to Neville Arena) is open for guests who wish to travel to Auburn but do not have tickets. All ceremonies will be livestreamed inside the Village Dining Hall, where concessions are available for purchase.

Yes. All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter Neville Arena.

Yes. All guests entering the venue must have a ticket. Students and faculty should be included in each graduate’s guest ticket count.

Yes. Tickets are free and only issued by the university directly to graduates.

No. Once a ticket is scanned, it is no longer viable. Re-entry to Neville Arena is not permitted.

No, tickets are PDFs that can be electronically downloaded or printed and scanned once.

No. All tickets are general seating inside Neville Arena. ADA seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one guest may accompany a guest utilizing ADA seating.

No. Auburn's commencement tickets are free and available only to graduates registered to graduate. Graduate or guest ticket(s) may not be used for advertising, promotion (such as contests or giveaways), or other trade or commercial purposes. Auburn students who engage in such activities or in any other activity that disrupts the administration of the ceremony or who violate the Auburn University Code of Student Conduct or other University policies may be subject to disciplinary sanctions, including banned from attending commencement.

Guest tickets for Commencement at Auburn University have NO cash value.

The selling or bartering of Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited and is considered an honor offense.

If you are discovered to be selling or bartering Commencement tickets:

  • This may lead to the loss of guest ticket access.

  • Your guest ticket(s) being voided.

Tickets are issued by ceremony. Any unused tickets should be returned to the commencement office to be redistributed to other students.

Graduates who reserved guest tickets that are no longer needed are encouraged to log in to the ticket portal and return them to be redistributed to other graduates who have requested additional tickets.