Seating and Tickets

Seating for Commencement

Each graduate will be given two tickets for the Commencement Ceremony. These tickets are distributed at the Graduation Fair (for undergraduate students) or shipped with the cap and gown (for Graudate students).   The graduate and his/her two guests will be seated on the Stadium field. Additional non-ticketed guests are welcome to sit in the bleachers on either side of the field. Gates to the Stadium will open at 2:30 pm. 

If you have guests who may be unable to manage the bleachers, please alert an usher. The usher will direct you to appropriate seating on the field. Guest who require a sign language interpreter should contact commencement@villanova.edu or Christine Quisenberry at (610) 519-8882 to secure special reserved seating.

A simulcast will be available in Bartley Hall and Driscoll Hall regardless of weather.

Saturday's College Convocations do not require tickets.  

Additional Tickets

Once availability has been determined after complete distribution, any remaining tickets will be made available to graduating students on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of two tickets per person.  Location and timing (the week of Commencement) will be sent out via email in May. 

 

Commencement Ceremony Seating Map

 

Seating Map

University Commencement Ceremony Video

Visit this link to view an archived webcast of the 2017 University Commencement Ceremony. Having trouble playing the video stream? Please confirm that your computer/mobile device meets the viewing requirements.

 

In addition, the video of the University Commencement Ceremony and each College Convocation will be available for viewing on the University's YouTube channel and available for download via ITunesU.

 

Future Commencement Weekend Dates

Year 2019: May 17-18
Year 2020: May 15-16
Year 2021: May 14-15

Time to Graduate?

Review the Prospective Graduate Information and Checklist