Tickets

Commencement ceremonies take place indoors at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Tickets are needed to attend the undergraduate Arts and Sciences and undergraduate School of Business and Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering ceremonies. Doors to the Jenny Craig Pavilion open one hour before each ceremony start time. Tickets are not needed to attend the Graduate Schools or Law School ceremonies because they are smaller ceremonies. Tickets are not needed to attend any of the Commencement masses. 

Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences students and Undergraduate School of Business/School of Engineering students are allotted seven (7) tickets each. Students pick up allotted tickets at the "Grad Fest II" celebration at the University Center forum rooms April 27 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or at the Jenny Craig Pavilion Ticket Office during regular business hours beginning April 28. Tickets must be picked up by 4 p.m. by the Friday before Commencement weekend. Children ages 3 and under who sit on an adult's lap do not need a ticket. 

January graduates who are no longer in San Diego should contact the Jenny Craig Pavilion Ticket Office to arrange for ticket pick-up. Call the box office at (619) 260-7550 or email tickets@sandiego.edu.

Students are encouraged to ask their friends and classmates for any unused tickets. Students should start asking their friends and classmates for unused tickets late in the fall or early in the spring semester. This is the only way extra tickets may be obtained! Requests for extra tickets to any department on campus, including the Jenny Craig Pavilion Ticket Office, will be denied.

DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKETS. Lost tickets will not be replaced! Students who lose their tickets will not be given new tickets for entry into the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Their guests must watch the live, closed circuit broadcast inside the Hahn University Center forum rooms or watch the ceremonies live online. Tickets are not needed to watch the live, closed circuit broadcast. All ceremonies and the baccalaureate mass will be broadcast live online. A link to the live broadcasts will be on the USD homepage and will go live at the start of each ceremony. Replays of the ceremonies and the baccalaureate mass will be available for one week from the event's start date.

Guests without tickets may watch a live, closed-circuit broadcast inside the Hahn University Center forum rooms or watch the live stream online.

Tickets are not for sale nor should they be bought or sold. The University of San Diego does not support or condone the selling of Commencement tickets. Please disregard any advertisement or person who is selling or claims to be selling Commencement tickets. Every Commencement ticket is printed as "Not for Sale."