Guests who need special assistance may be seated 15 minutes prior to the set doors. Opening times are as follows:

  • 7:45 a.m. - Undergraduate and Professional Commencement Ceremony (ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.)
  • 2:15 p.m. - Graduate Commencement Ceremony (ceremony begins at 4 p.m.)

There will be a reserved seating section for guests with disabilities, as well as a live streaming caption option for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing or who need Spanish translation services. Please visit the ADA/Special Needs and Accomodations booth outside on the southeast side of the Cougar Athletic Stadium, scan the QR code provided in the commencement program, or go to If you have a question or request regarding a guest who may need other accommodations, email