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FAQs Tickets

How do I reserve tickets?

Students will be notified in the Spring with information on how to reserve tickets.

 

Do I have to print tickets for my guests?

Yes. We ask all guests to arrive to the Commencement ceremony with a printed ticket for entry.

 

Do I get to choose my seats?

Guests will be assigned a gate and section number, grouped by school, with open seating within each section.

 

Can I request accessible seating for guests who use a wheelchair or have other mobility access needs?

Each graduate can request Accessible Seating Tickets for guests attending the Ryan Field Commencement ceremony. Please note that these tickets will count as part of your allotment of ten. More information will be provided in early 2020 with additional instructions on how to reserve both wheelchair and mobility assisted seating.

 

How can I makes changes to my ticket reservations after I have received my confirmation?

Once your ticket reservations have been confirmed please contact the Commencement office to make changes to your request: commencement@northwestern.edu the NU Athletics Ticketing Department about all ticket problems at cat-tix@northwestern.edu .

Graduates will not be able to access the Commencement ticket reservations site to make multiple requests or changes to ticket reservations.

 

Do I need tickets for the Commencement ceremony?

Graduates do not need tickets to attend commencement. Each participating degree candidate will be allocated 10 guest tickets for the Commencement ceremony at Ryan Field. Guest tickets will be available for you to obtain in the spring of 2020.

 

Do I need tickets to attend my School Convocation Ceremony?

Some schools do require tickets for their ceremonies and some do not. Please visit the Commencement website under Convocations, Ceremonies, & Receptions for more details in early fall.

 

Do I need to reserve commencement and school convocation tickets at the same time?

Yes. If you are attending your commencement and convocation please review the link to the online ticketing page for instructions on how to reserve tickets for both ceremonies on the same order.

 

How do I know if I’ve successfully reserved tickets for the Commencement ceremony?

You will receive an automated email from the NU Ticketing Department or Cat-tix with a confirmation that your tickets have been reserved. Please check your spam mail as the ticket confirmation will not be coming from the Commencement Office.

 

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