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Ticket Information

All ceremony dates, schedules, times and ticket allotments are subject to change at any time. Ceremony details are based on graduate participation. Be sure to monitor this webpage and your UNF email in myWings.
   
  

***Summer 2024 Commencement will take place on August 2, 2024 in the UNF Arena***

 (Due to the limited seating capacity of UNF's Arena, guests will be admitted to the ceremony by ticket only. The amount of tickets each candidate receives is limited by the Arena's seating capacity and by the number of graduates participating in the ceremony)

We hope you are ready for your big day which will be here before you know it! Summer 2024 graduates can register for ceremony tickets via MarchingOrder through July 8, 2024. Before claiming your tickets, here is some important information:

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  • Ticket allotment

    Graduates participating in the commencement ceremony are eligible to receive the following number of tickets:

    Ceremony Time Ceremony Type College(s) Tickets

    9:00 am

     

    Undergraduate Ceremony

    Brooks College of Health (BCH)

    Coggin College of Business (CCB)

    College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (CCEC)

    5

    12:30 pm

    Undergraduate Ceremony

    College of of Arts and Sciences (COAS)

    College of Education and Human Services (COEHS)

    5

    4:00 pm

    Graduate Ceremony

    (Master and Doctoral only)

    All Colleges

    8

     

    All ceremony ticket registration information will be sent to graduates via their UNF email in myWings.

  • Can I purchase tickets?

    UNF prohibits the purchase or sale of commencement tickets.

  • E-ticket distribution

    Registering for your tickets:

    Spring 2024 graduates participating in commencement will receive an email from MarchingOrder on April 8 asking you to register and create an account.  Once your account is created, you will have the option to claim your allotted amount of tickets.

    Distributing Tickets:

    After creating an account with MarchingOrder, graduates will have the option in their account to print their tickets or email them to guests. If tickets are emailed to a guest who is later unable to attend, graduates may log in to their MarchingOrder account and email the same ticket to another recipient.

  • ADA accommodations for guests

    ADA Parking:

    Garage 38, across from the UNF Arena, will be designated for ADA parking. Shuttles will be available on the day of commencement, traveling from primary guest parking Lot 18 to the UNF Arena. Shuttles are ADA accessible.

    ADA Entry and Seating:

    The designated ADA entrance is located at the front of the Arena.

    For guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility there is designated seating. Ushers will be available to escort guests to the designated ADA seating area.

    There is also a designated Deaf and Hard of Hearing section located near the Arena stage with unobstructed views of an ASL interpreter. Ushers will be available to escort guests to the designated DHH seating area. 

    In addition, the ceremony broadcasts on the Arena scoreboard and the YouTube Live Stream include closed captioning. 

    Please note we are unable to guarantee accommodation requests.

  • Sharing and extra tickets

    Sharing Unused Tickets:

    Sharing tickets between graduates is permissible but will not monitored by the UNF. If students would like to collaborate with other graduates to share tickets, they may do so by emailing their unused issued tickets to whom they wish at their discretion. This must be done through the graduate’s MarchingOrder profile account. Tickets shared must be for the same ceremony.

    Extra Tickets:

    Ticketing is based on graduate participation rates and available seating inside the UNF Arena. Click here to request extra tickets. Should extra tickets become available, they will be added to the graduate's unf.edu account on MarchingOrder. 

  • Ceremony day

    Ceremony Day:

    *** Tickets will be required for entry into the UNF Arena ***

    Graduates will check-in at the UNF Field House (Building 26) while guests of graduates will check in at the UNF Arena (Building 34).  Doors for graduates and guests will open an hour before the scheduled start time. Graduates will not be required to have a ticket on commencement day; only invited guests need a ticket for entry. Once a ticket has been scanned, it cannot be scanned again. Graduates should refrain from inviting more than the allotted ticket amount as extra tickets on the day of is not guaranteed and guests without tickets will be denied entry. 

    If family and friends forget their tickets, the event staff will be able to scan their ticket from the graduate’s MarchingOrder account to ensure guests are able to enter the venue. Tickets can either be presented and scanned from a printed copy or from any smart device. There will be a Live Stream option available on the UNF Graduation YouTube Channel on the day of for those who cannot attend.

  • Tickets for children

    Children Attending the Ceremony:

    Children (4) years of age and younger attending the commencement ceremony will not be required to have a ticket to enter the venue; these children are expected to sit in the lap of an attendee if possible. However, if you bring an infant in a car seat/carrier, they will need a ticket because the carrier would take the space of a seat.  Be advised that strollers brought into the UNF Arena cannot be taken into the upper and lower-level seating area. It is recommended not to bring child seats/carriers. Strollers are prohibited.