Tickets are required for reserved seating at Saturday’s Commencement ceremony. (Tickets are not required for children who will be seated in an adult’s lap.)
ROTC Commissioning ceremonies are not ticketed.
Commencement ticket reservation will open in April, 2020. Students will be responsible for logging into the ticketing request site with their Norwich credentials to reserve tickets. Students will be allotted a specific number of tickets for reserved seating.
Tickets are numbered and correspond to individual seats in reserved seating areas. Ushers will be available to assist guests in locating their seats. Tickets must be presented for access to reserved seating areas.
Limited, non-ticketed seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Additional tickets for reserved seating may become available depending on the number of graduates attending Commencement and the number of reserved seating tickets unclaimed during the initial reservation process in April. Students will be notified should wait-list tickets become available.
These tickets will be available for reservation first via an online waiting list and then on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of Commencement.
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
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.