Tickets

Graduate degree recipients will be given a maximum of SIX (6) guest tickets for the 9:30 am ceremony at the Academy of Music. Graduates should only reserve the number of guest tickets needed. Unused tickets mean that another graduate who requested additional tickets cannot be accommodated.

Undergraduate degree recipients will be given a maximum of FOUR (4) guest tickets for the 12:30 pm ceremony at the Academy of Music. Students should only reserve the number of tickets needed. Unused tickets mean that another graduate who requested additional tickets cannot be accommodated.

Every guest must have a reserved seat ticket to gain entrance into the Concert Hall. Infants and toddlers who will sit on the lap of a responsible adult for the ceremony do not need a ticket. Children who require a seat must have a ticket.

Please note: The maximum number of four (4) guest tickets for each undergraduate degree candidate is predicated on the fact that many graduates do not attend the formal ceremony and, therefore, do not request guest tickets. Although it is a large venue, the Academy of Music has limited guest seating. Therefore, in the event that the expected number of graduates who decide to attend the ceremony significantly exceeds the projected number of participants, the maximum number of guest tickets for each graduate or many graduates may be reduced to three (3) guest tickets.  In this event, the date of online registration will determine those graduates who receive the maximum number of four (4) tickets. Therefore, it is extremely advantageous for students to register online as soon as possible. Requests for extra guest tickets will be considered only after all graduates have been accommodated in terms of their initial request for guest tickets up to the maximum number available for each graduate. It is extremely important to complete the online registration process as soon as possible especially by the March 17 deadline. Requests for guest tickets are honored based on the date that the degree candidate completed her/his online Degree Candidate Response Form.

 

Degree Recipients who request pickup at Woodhaven - Tickets will be distributed from Holy Family University - Woodhaven during the following hours:
Monday, April 7- Thursday, April 10 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday, April 11 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 16 (during Graduation Fair) 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Degree Recipients who request pickup at Newtown - Tickets will be distributed from Holy Family University - Newtown during the following hours:
Monday, April 7- Thursday, April 10 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday, April 11 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Degree Recipients who request pickup at the Northeast Campus - Tickets will be distributed from the Registrar’s Office (HFH 205) for one week according to the following schedule:
Monday, April 14 - Wednesday, April 16 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 17 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday, April 21- Thursday, April 24 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday, April 25 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
**There are no classes on April 17 & 21. The University is closed on April 18.  

 

 

In late-February, all undergraduate and graduate students eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on May 17 at the Academy of Music will receive correspondence which will provide instructions about registering online for Commencement and will include a Graduation Fact Sheet and a flyer explaining how to order caps and gowns online. 

The online Degree Candidate Response Form must be completed even if the degree candidate is not attending the ceremony. The Degree Candidate Response Form is used to ascertain the candidate's attendance status, request and reserve guest tickets and verify the candidate's proper name pronunciation and major/degree. It also provides options for ticket pickup sites, special information concerning ticket requests for physically challenged guests and instructions regarding how to request extra tickets beyond the allotted number. 

The Online Commencement Degree Candidate Response Form must be completed by March 17.

The graduates should indicate if they plan to attend the Mass of Thanksgiving when completing the electronic Degree Candidate Response Form.

Students should be responsible and considerate in accepting an invitation to participate. Those who accept an invitation and reserve tickets and then do not attend deprive other graduates who have requested extra tickets.

Requests for extra tickets for Commencement will be accepted only if made in advance on the Degree Candidate Response Form. The online form must be completed by Monday, March 17.   

No requests for additional guest tickets will be accepted after the March 17 deadline. All requests for guest tickets must be made online using the Degree Candidate Response Form Distribution of available extra guest tickets will be determined after all allotted reserved tickets have been assigned. Extra guest tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the submission date of the Degree Candidate Response Form. Only a limited number of extra tickets may be available, especially for the afternoon baccalaureate degree ceremony. 

Questions related to this important information or the Degree Candidate Response Form should be referred to the Special Assistant to the Provost at (267) 341-3209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Questions related to this important information or the Degree Candidate Response Form should be referred to the Special Assistant to the Provost at (267) 341-3209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .