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Commencement FAQs

How many tickets will I receive?

You will receive five tickets for your specific ceremony. Tickets will be color-coded to indicate your ceremony time. No extra tickets are available; therefore, if you do not plan to use all of the allocated five tickets you are encouraged to share with peers who are seeking additional tickets. Remember that the tickets are specific to the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ceremonies.

If there is available seating after all ticket holders are seated, guests without tickets may be allowed to enter and be seated as space allows. Ticket holders should arrive at the auditorium no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

For the comfort of all of our guests, children (excluding infants) must have a ticket. Infants will be allowed to sit on the lap of a family member.

What do I do if I need more tickets?

If you need additional tickets speak to your classmates to see if they have unused tickets.

I just graduated. When do I get my diploma?
In approximately 4-5 weeks.
Where is commencement held?
Winter commencement is held in the Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall. Spring commencement is held on Moffett Lawn.

My diploma came to me damaged, so what do I do?

Send the damaged diploma back to the Registrar's Office in the the original envelope, and you will receive a replacement copy in 7-14 business days.
Can I order an additional or replacement copy of my diploma?
An additional or replacement diploma can be ordered for a fee of $20 per diploma.

Other questions?
Email registrar@radford.edu.