Do I need tickets for Commencement weekend ceremonies?


Tickets will be required to gain entry to Old Campus for Yale’s 323rd Commencement Ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Each student graduating from Yale College will receive four (4) guest tickets.

Each student receiving a degree from the Graduate School or one of the professional schools will receive two (2) guest tickets.

Graduating degree candidates do not need tickets to attend Commencement. Graduating students, along with faculty and fellows, must wear academic regalia to participate.

Children ages 3 and under do not require a ticket. However, they cannot occupy a seat and must sit in the lap of a ticketed guest.  

The sale of Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. If the University becomes aware of tickets being sold or purchased, it may result in a student’s forfeiting of all guest tickets.  

Baccalaurete and Class Day are ticketed and paper tickets will be distributed to graduates from the residential colleges.

Guests who do not have tickets for Old Campus can watch the ceremony on screen as it takes place. The event will be livestreamed to locations across campus and available on the Yale YouTube Channel.

If you have questions about the University Commencement Ceremony, please contact us via email at