Due to the size of this year’s graduating class, ALL seats for Commencement 2020 will be ticketed and must be reserved in advance.
Commencement ticket reservation will be open to graduating students beginning April 1, 2020 through April 22, 2020. Students will be responsible for logging in to the ticketing request site with their Norwich credentials to reserve tickets. Students will be able to request up to five (5) tickets for their families and guests.
- Requestor’s Name
- Requestor’s Email Address
- Requestor’s Phone Number
- Number of Tickets Requested (limit 3)
- Accessibility Requests (if applicable to anyone in your party)
Ticket requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware that requests received prior to April 1, 2020 will not be processed.
Tickets will be sent to the email address provided and must be printed and brought with guests to the venue.
Note: At the close of the Commencement ceremony, Norwich Artillery Battery will fire a Pack Howitzer cannon outside the venue. For guests with noise sensitivities, please consider reserving seats on the right side of the venue away from the main doors.
Tickets are required for entry and re-entry to Shapiro Fieldhouse and for all seating at Saturday’s Commencement ceremony. Tickets are numbered and correspond to individual seats in Shapiro Fieldhouse seating areas. Ushers will be available to assist guests in locating their seats. Guests who do not have tickets for seating in Shapiro Fieldhouse are invited to celebrate at either of two satellite viewing locations in Mack Hall Auditorium or in the Abare Dining Room in Wise Campus Center. Commencement will be livestreamed in both locations at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The ROTC Joint Commissioning Ceremony and individual branch commissioning ceremonies are not ticketed. Tickets are not required for children who will be seated in an adult’s lap.
Accessible Seating for Guests with Disabilities and Limited Mobility
Guests using wheelchairs who have reserved tickets will be seated in the chair or space corresponding to their ticket. For ease of access, it is recommended that students reserve an aisle seat for guests using wheelchairs.
Note: One section of reserved seating is bleacher seating. While these seats provide guests a higher vantage point from which to view the ceremony, bleacher seating is not easily accessible by guests with disabilities and/or limited mobility, and bleacher seats do not have backs. Students should plan accordingly when reserving seats in the bleachers.
Ceremony Viewing Options
Guests on campus for Commencement who do not have tickets for the ceremony in Shapiro Fieldhouse are invited to celebrate at either of two satellite viewing locations in Mack Hall Auditorium or in the Abare Dining Room in Wise Campus Center. Commencement will be livestreamed in both locations at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
A live webcast of Commencement, Joint Commissioning, and Army Commissioning ceremonies will be available for family and friends unable to attend in person.
May 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Joint Commissioning Ceremony
May 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Army Commissioning Ceremony
May 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time
DVD videos of all weekend ceremonies, including the U.S. Air Force and Naval Commissioning ceremonies, will be available for purchase here.