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Commencement ticket reservations will open at 9 a.m. March 28, 2022. The site will remain open through noon, Thursday, 28 April. Students will be responsible for logging into the ticketing request site with their Norwich credentials to reserve tickets. Students will be allotted FIVE tickets for reserved seating. There is no fee to request tickets for reserved seating. Tickets are not required for children who will be seated on an adult’s lap. Information regarding tickets will be emailed to graduates shortly before the ticketing request site opens. Only graduates (not family members) will be able to access the ticketing request site. 

Tickets are required for reserved seating at Saturday’s Commencement ceremony.

ROTC Commissioning ceremonies are not ticketed.

Seating Map

Tickets are numbered and correspond to individual seats in reserved seating areas. Ushers will be available to assist guests locate their seats. Tickets must be presented for access to reserved seating areas.

Limited, nonticketed 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.

Waitlist tickets

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. Students will be notified should waitlist tickets become available.

These tickets will be available for reservation first via an online waitlist 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 limited mobility; additionally, bleacher seats do not have seat backs. Students should plan accordingly when reserving seats in the bleachers.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available for transport needs. Contact Conference Services at (802) 485-2148 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange assistance.

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.

Watch Here (coming soon)

10 a.m. | Commencement Ceremony

2:30 p.m. | Joint Commissioning

4 p.m. | U.S. Air Force Commissioning

4 p.m. | U.S. Army Commissioning

4 p.m. | U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps Commissioning

DVD videos of all weekend ceremonies, including the U.S. Air Force and Naval Commissioning ceremonies, will be available for purchase here.

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