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TICKET INFORMATION FOR ALL GRADUATES

As a student marching in one of our spring commencements, you don't need a ticket to participate, but tickets are required for your guests.

Each doctoral graduate may claim up to 8 guest tickets.

Each associate, bachelor's, or master's degree graduate may claim up to 14 guest tickets.

The doctoral commencement on Thursday, May 14, will be held at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

The weekend ceremonies will be held at the Xfinity Center, which is located at 8500 Paint Branch Drive, College Park, MD 20742, on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. View a map of the College Park campus, and find out more about the venue.

To meet fire codes, each guest at the Marriott and at the Xfinity Center—including infants—must have a ticket to attend. Tickets will be scanned upon entry. Each ticket is unique and will only work once. Tickets cannot be duplicated or sold.

CLAIM OR DONATE YOUR GUEST TICKETS

After you RSVP for commencement, you'll receive a confirmation email containing the link to our ticketing system. Use that link to claim up to 8 (doctoral) or 14 (associate, bachelor's, or master's) electronic tickets for your guests. We encourage you to claim only the tickets you plan to use, because your unwanted tickets can be used by fellow graduates who have additional guests.

The online ticket-claim form will tell you how to donate your unwanted tickets. Please note: You cannot get your donated tickets back if you change your mind later!

Donated tickets will be made available to other graduates starting April 28 at 9:30 a.m. eastern time.

Remember, you must RSVP for a ceremony before you can claim your tickets. Check your registration confirmation for the link to the e-ticketing system. You may claim your tickets anytime, but we urge you to do so by April 28 to avoid any last-minute hassles.

DISTRIBUTE YOUR GUEST TICKETS

You'll receive a confirmation email after you order your tickets. Your tickets will be included as a PDF attachment that you can print and distribute. However, we prefer that you email the tickets directly to your guests through the electronic ticketing system. This will allow guests to either print out the tickets to bring with them or display them on their mobile devices at the door. Avoid last-minute hassles by printing or forwarding e-tickets to your guests no later than April 28.

CLAIM EXTRA TICKETS (IF AVAILABLE)

We will open the donated ticket pool at 9:30 a.m. (eastern time) on April 28. Log on to the e-ticketing portal just as you did to claim your initial allotment of tickets. If any tickets are available, you'll be able to claim up to four additional tickets online. Donated tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis.

After the donated ticket pool opens, you may check it at any time, up until commencement day, to see if any additional tickets are available. You may claim up to four additional tickets.

There is no guarantee that additional tickets will be available.

TICKET INFORMATION FOR GUESTS

If your graduate is receiving a doctorate, he or she will be participating in the doctoral commencement on Thursday, May 14, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at University of Maryland Global Campus. Find out more about this ceremony.

Ceremonies for graduates receiving associate, bachelor's, or master's degrees will be held at the Xfinity Center, which is located at 8500 Paint Branch Drive, College Park, MD 20742, on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. View a map of the College Park campus, and find out more about the venue.

Graduates will not need a ticket to participate in commencement, but each guest at the College Park Marriott and at the Xfinity Center—including infants—must have a ticket to attend. Tickets will be scanned upon entry. Each ticket is unique and will only work once. Tickets cannot be duplicated or sold.

It is the graduate's responsibility to claim tickets for his or her guest(s). Each doctoral graduate may claim up to 8 tickets; graduates participating in the ceremonies held at Xfinity Center may claim up to 14 guest tickets. Direct your graduate to the instructions provided above for ordering tickets.