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How to Claim Your Guest Tickets for May Commencement!

If you submitted an RSVP for the May Commencement ceremony, you will be able to claim and print your tickets starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11.

Guest seating is limited for this event. Based on the number of RSVPs, each participating graduate will have access to FOUR GUEST TICKETS. Graduates do NOT have to claim a ticket for themselves. Guests, however, must have their printed tickets to enter the ceremony. Infants and toddlers two and under may sit in laps. All other children and adults must have a seat. Wheelchair spaces and handicap-accessible seating are available and will be counted as a ticket.

Once the guest ticketing system has been made available, graduates will have a limited time to claim their tickets. After that deadline, any remaining tickets will be made available through the ticketing website on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified by email when the website is re-opened to claim these remaining tickets.

Remember to print out the guest tickets and bring them to the ceremony. Photocopies of a ticket will NOT be accepted.

An overflow viewing area will be available in the lobby of the Creative Arts Center where guests can be seated and watch a live video stream of the ceremony on multiple TV screens if they are not seated in the theater. A ticket is not needed to sit in this area.

West Virginia University re-evaluates and plans each year’s May Commencement ceremonies with many details taken into consideration. The University schedules the most appropriate-sized venues according to graduate numbers of each college and venue availability, allowing us to celebrate with more than 4,000 graduates and welcome more than 30,000 guests in one exciting weekend. We take great pride in ensuring that every graduate is personally recognized on their special day and that it can be shared with as many guests as we can safely accommodate on our campus.

You will have until midnight, March 31, to claim your four guest tickets at the website provided below. Please follow the instructions on the website, select your seats and print your guest tickets.

The ticket website is:

Your username is your WVU MIX Email
Your password is your WVU student ID number

Additional details about the ceremony are available on the College of Media website at