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Guest tickets

Undergraduate and graduate students who successfully complete the Commencement Participation Form will receive electronic guest tickets for their Spring 2014 Commencement ceremony. Tickets are provided at no cost. Graduating students do not need a ticket, and children under 2 years old do not need a ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: The Harpur College of Arts and Sciences ceremony for its Division of Science and Mathematics at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, is the largest Commencement to be held at Binghamton University. Tickets are currently sold out for this ceremony, but the University is working on a solution. Please contact the Commencement e-mail at as soon as possible if you had registered for tickets, but had not yet picked them up.

How many tickets

The number of guaranteed tickets varies depending on the size of the school (we are able to guarantee a larger number of tickets per student for schools with smaller populations). The tickets will be distributed as follows:

Ceremony Tickets
Doctoral Hooding 10
Decker 10
Education 10
Harpur - all divisions 6
Watson 8

Tickets are specific to each ceremony. For example,  you cannot use a Harpur Fine Arts and Humanities ticket at the Harpur Social Sciences ceremony.

Electronic tickets - How to claim them...

Beginning Monday, April 28

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Tickets on sale now" button (right side of screen).
  3. Click on "Spring Commencement" icon.
  4. Enter your PODS username.
  5. Enter your password.
    • If you have purchased tickets through the Events Center before, you can use your existing log-in.
    • If you have not purchased tickets through the Events Center before, you will be prompted to create an account.
  6. You are now on the Ticket Selection screen.
  7. Claim the number of guest tickets you need.
  8. Click "Add to Cart."
  9. Select "Print at Home" to print the tickets yourself or select "Will Call" to pick up printed tickets at the Events Center Box Office.
  10. Click "Checkout."
  11. Review your order and then click "Finalize Order."

Important things to keep in mind about electronic tickets:

  • The website may say "Buy Tickets." Commencement tickets are provided at no cost. This is just standard text on the site.
  • Tickets may be printed on any printer (standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper).
  • Each ticket will print with a UNIQUE barcode.
  • Hard copy tickets must be presented at the door.
    • We cannot scan barcodes displayed on smartphones.
  • If you do not have access to a printer, you can take your photo ID to the Ticket Office and your tickets will be printed at no cost.
  • If you do not claim all of your allotted tickets, you can log back into the site and claim the rest at a later date until Friday, May 16.

Need more tickets? Here's how to get them...

WHEN: Monday, May 12-Friday, May 16

WHERE: Events Center Box Office

WHO: Any student - graduate or undergraduate - with a Commencement Participation Form on file who presents photo ID (preferably your Binghamton student ID).

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

We cannot guarantee the availability of extra tickets.

Handicapped seating tickets

Special tickets are not required for accessible seating.

We have made the following arrangements to accommodate guests who need accessible seating:

  • Upon entering the Events Center, guest(s) will be greeted by volunteers.
  • Volunteers can provide wheelchairs and transport guests to/from accessible seating. Note: Wheelchairs provided by the Events Center for transport may not be used for event seating.
  • Only two (2) companions may accompany a guest in the accessible seating area.
  • Need details about handicapped parking? Click here>>

Last Updated: 5/13/14