Thomas Jefferson University

Tickets & Seating

All students who successfully complete the graduation application and choose to attend the Commencement ceremony will then be asked to complete the ticket application. The ticket application will open in early February.  Graduates can expect to receive communication from in mid-February with information regarding the application’s specific release date.  An email will also be sent at the exact time of the application’s opening to alert students that they may now submit requests. The ticket application will remain open for approximately two weeks, and an email will be sent on the day the application closes.

Tickets requested through the initial ticket application are distributed with the student’s cap and gown at the Grad Fair in mid-April. Extra tickets requested through the second round process along with tickets not retrieved at the Grad Fair will be available for pick-up in the Academic Services Office in the Curtis Building, Suite 115 through May 8, 2020 (for Jefferson - Center City Campus students) and in the Registrar's Office in Archer Hall (for Jefferson - East Falls Campus students).

If a student is unable to pick up his or her tickets, he or she may arrange to have a designated person pick them up instead. The designated person must present a copy or picture of the graduate’s photo ID in order to receive the tickets. For security reasons, no tickets will be mailed.

Guaranteed Tickets, Ticket Application & Extra Tickets


All students are guaranteed four (4) tickets, any more is upon availability and not guaranteed.

The ticket application is used for ALL initial ticket requests. If you are attending the ceremony and are inviting guests, you MUST complete the ticket application.

You MUST complete the ticket application in order to receive your guaranteed four (4) tickets. You MUST complete the ticket application even if you are requesting fewer than your guaranteed four (4) tickets.

No email requests for tickets will be accepted.

All seating at the Kimmel Center is assigned, so every effort is made to ensure that the guaranteed four (4) tickets are adjacent to each other.  Seating at the Convention Center is unassigned.

All children over the age of two (2) require a ticket and seat.

Extra tickets beyond the (4) guaranteed are subject to availability as there is a limited amount of seating.

There is always the possibility that students will only receive their guaranteed four (4) and no more.