Commencement Tickets

Seniors who have filed applications to graduate and are planning to participate in a May 2024 Commencement Ceremony prior to April 1, 2024 will be eligible for four (4) tickets. 

Students who file applications to graduate and indicate they want to participate in Commencement after April 1 and before May 1 will be handled on a case by case basis with regards to ticket distribution. We will do all we can to allot four (4) tickets, but capacity in the arena is limited, and once we begin ticket disbursement on April 10, we may have limited seating.

Students who file an application to graduate after May 1st are only guaranteed two (2) tickets. 

Tickets are distinct for each ceremony. Admission will be granted only to the proper ceremony and only with the appropriate ticket. 

Should you have questions about claiming your tickets, please call the Student Association Ticket Office at 585-245-5873.

There will also be livestream video of the undergraduate ceremony.

Please Note

  • The College is committed to providing well-organized, thoughtful and appropriate ceremonies for its 2024 graduates; we ask that graduates respect the ceremony assignment by academic department.
  • Should one of your guests require floor seating due to mobility issues, you may exchange your General Admit Tickets for Floor Seats (which guarantees seats that are accessible from a floor entrance) when you claim your tickets through Audience View. If you require additional accommodations we will work with you, please inquire at 585-245-5500
  • Tickets will be distributed beginning April 10 (opens at 10am) through April 19 (closes at 11:59pm) via Audience View. Detailed information will be sent to the students in advance.
  • Any tickets that are donated back by participating graduating students will be available for distribution on Tuesday, April 23 at 8am. This additional distribution window will close as soon as all the tickets released.  We cannot guarantee that every student who wishes to have an extra ticket will get one, but there is an opportunity for students to give back tickets they don't plan to use or need so that their classmates may have an opportunity to claim an additional ticket. The online ticketing system will reopen for several days to allow students an opportunity to attempt to claim an additional ticket on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • Tickets are unique by bar code and with the graduate’s name as an identifier. Any student who attempts to print extra tickets or to sell their tickets may be held responsible to a violation of the SUNY Geneseo Code of Conduct. Not only do students risk a family member being turned away at the door, but they may face other sanctions, to include not attending graduation, as well.