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Class of 2024 Student Emails

February 8 - Weinberg College Graduation Weekend Ticketing Process

Dear 2024 degree candidates,

We look forward to celebrating your achievements with family and friends at Northwestern’s 2024 Graduation Weekend! In the interest of providing the best service for our graduates and their guests, please review the following information about our ticketing process, new for this spring’s ceremonies.

The Graduation Weekend ticketing portal will open Monday, February 26. At that time, all eligible graduates will receive a message to their Northwestern email with detailed instructions about how to log into the system and how to order tickets for their school convocation and the all-Northwestern Commencement ceremony. Please note: Only students are able to order tickets and will be responsible for transferring them to their guests. Self-ordering will end on April 29 and only waitlist requests will be filled after that.

Weinberg College convocation will take place Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. CT in Welsh-Ryan Arena on Northwestern’s Evanston campus, and the 166th annual Commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT at the United Center in Chicago. While we anticipate ample capacity based on historical attendance numbers, graduates should order only the number of tickets they need.

Graduates may order up to a total of six tickets for the all-university Commencement ceremony at the United Center. Those participating in Weinberg College convocation may order up to a total of six tickets for their convocation ceremony at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Please note: Students in other schools may have a different ticketing process, due to class size and venue capacity.

Please have your guests’ email addresses and/or phone numbers at hand when you place your order so you can send them their tickets. If at any time your guests’ plans change and you are not going to use a ticket, you may share it with a friend or return it to the waitlist pool through the ticketing system. Selling Commencement or convocation tickets is strictly prohibited.

Weinberg College convocation and Commencement will both use the same ticketing platform and process. Ticketing for Weinberg College convocation and Commencement will be held in two rounds this year. Round 1 will begin February 26, and graduates may reserve up to four tickets for each ceremony. Round 2 will open March 26, and graduates who need more than four tickets will be able to reserve up to two additional tickets for each ceremony. During Round 2, graduates may also join the waitlist if they have more than six guests and would like to request additional tickets to either ceremony, subject to availability. If students order only the number of tickets they plan to use, more waitlist tickets will be available to those who have larger parties.

All ticket ordering will end April 29, but graduates will continue to have access to the system to distribute their claimed tickets to guests or request additional tickets through the waitlist. Beginning April 29, any unreserved tickets will be added to the waitlist pool for distribution. 

Weinberg College and Commencement Ticketing Process

ticket allocation
Round Date # Tickets
1 Feb 26 Up to 4 for each ceremony
2 March 26 Up to 2 additional for each ceremony
3 April 29 Waitlist requests only

If you have questions about the ticketing process, please contact the Office of Graduation and Senior Year Experiences

(This letter is being sent to students who earned degrees in Fall 2023 or have been reported to the Office of the Registrar as potential candidates for degrees in Winter 2024, Spring 2024, and non-TGS Summer 2024. Receipt of this letter does not imply confirmation of your eligibility to graduate.)

February 8 - College Graduation Weekend Ticketing Process (Bienen, School of Communication undergraduates, The Family Institute, McCormick, Medill, SESP, School of Professional Studies, The Graduate School)

Dear 2024 degree candidates,

We look forward to celebrating your achievements with family and friends at Northwestern’s 2024 Graduation Weekend! In the interest of providing the best service for our graduates and their guests, please review the following information about our ticketing process, new for this spring’s ceremonies.

The Graduation Weekend ticketing portal will open Monday, February 26. At that time, all eligible graduates will receive a message to their Northwestern email with detailed instructions about how to log into the system and how to order tickets for their school convocation and the all-Northwestern Commencement ceremony. Please note: Only students are able to order tickets and will be responsible for transferring them to their guests. Self-ordering will end on April 29, and only waitlist requests will begin to be filled after that.

Graduates may order up to a total of six tickets for the all-university Commencement ceremony at the United Center. Those participating in the following school convocations may order up to 10 tickets for their convocation ceremony: Bienen, School of Communication (undergraduates only), McCormick, The Family Institute, The Graduate School, Medill, SESP, and the School of Professional Studies. Please note: Students in other schools may have a different ticketing process due to class size and venue capacity.

Please identify your guests and collect their email addresses and/or phone numbers before February 26 so you can distribute the tickets to them when you order. If at any time your guests’ plans change and you are not going to use a ticket, you may share it with a friend or return it to the waitlist pool through the ticketing system. Selling Commencement or convocation tickets is strictly prohibited.

Commencement Tickets

The 166th annual Commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT at the United Center in Chicago. While there is ample capacity for an audience that could exceed our historical attendance numbers, we encourage graduates to order only the number of tickets that they need, so tickets are available for the guests of other graduates.

Commencement ticketing will be held in two rounds this year. Round 1 will begin February 26, and graduates may order up to four tickets. Round 2 will open March 26, and graduates who need more than four tickets will be able to order up to two additional tickets. During Round 2, graduates may also join the waitlist if they have more than six guests and would like to request additional tickets, subject to availability. If students order only the number of tickets they plan to use, more waitlist tickets will be available to those who have larger parties.

All ticket ordering will end April 29, but graduates will continue to have access to the system to distribute their claimed tickets to guests or request additional tickets through the waitlist. Beginning April 29, any unreserved tickets will be added to the waitlist pool for distribution.

Commencement Ticketing Process

ticket allocation
Round Date # Tickets
1 Feb 26 Up to 4
2 March 26 Up to 2
3 April 29 Waitlist requests only

 If you have questions about the ticketing process, please contact the Office of Graduation and Senior Year Experiences

(This letter is being sent to students who earned degrees in Fall 2023 or have been reported to the Office of the Registrar as potential candidates for degrees in Winter 2024, Spring 2024, and non-TGS Summer 2024. Receipt of this letter does not imply confirmation of your eligibility to graduate.)