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December 19, at 7pm in Iles P.E. Center - Tickets Required.Registration will be open for this event mid-October. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact graduation@southern.edu.

Each graduate who registers will be automatically listed for 8 tickets upon registering. Should additional tickets be required, graduates can email graduation@southern.edu to request up to 8 additional tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that all guests will need a ticket, with the exception of babies under the age of 1. E-tickets will be used, and those e-tickets will be sent out to each graduate (and to one optional guest for distribution) 24 hours before his/her event and again three hours prior to his/her event. Graduates can then disburse their tickets to their guests. Each ticket can only be used once.

Requests for additional tickets can only be handled up to December 10. After that point, should you have additional guests, they will need to enter the gym via the line at the far left of the gym lobby until all seating is full. Note that if all tickets have been requested, these guests will be allowed in about 10 minutes after the start of the service when we can evaluate how many tickets have actually been used.

Commencement will be streamed online here. (NOTE: this link will not be live until the day/time of the event.)

Graduates and faculty will need to have their Southern ID (or driver's license) with them to enter the Hulsey Wellness Center and line up. A lanyard will be provided as needed to carry the ID. The December 2023 program is available here. An updated program for December 2024 will be uploaded a couple weeks prior to the event.

Commencement will be held in the Iles P.E. Center.

Each graduate who registers will receive an automatic email thanking you for your registration, and then it will need to go through an approval process via Records (or Graduate and Professional Studies), and you will receive a second confirmation email when that happens.

Please note that ALL communication from the Commencement Coordinator AND your e-tickets will go to the email address you enter into the registration system. Please be sure you type it carefully. Also note that if you choose to register with a personal email address, you will need watch that address for communication.

Info/Instructions for parents & graduates