Commencement Ceremony Tickets

Tickets were made available to all graduates between April 20-May 7, 2021. For those interested in additional guest tickets, please see the instructions below.

The number of additional ticket requests that we received exceeds the number of tickets available for all commencement ceremonies. In fairness to all graduates, additional tickets may be claimed beginning on 5/14 at 10:00am until 5/21 at midnight, or until gone. Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Tickets still need to be reserved in pairs of two, due to social distancing measures, and graduates can only reserve up to four additional tickets.

This year, there are six in-person ceremonies all located at Delaware Stadium. You will only be able to reserve tickets for your college ceremony.

Graduates must reserve tickets for their guests. Guest tickets are free and delivered digitally via mobile tickets. Graduates do not need to reserve a ticket for themselves and will pick up their ticket, which also serves as their name reading card, at the graduate check-in location when they arrive at Delaware Stadium for their ceremony.

All graduates and guests entering the stadium will need a ticket, excluding children two years of age and under. These children must sit in the lap of the accompanying adult and not occupy an additional seat. Anyone who attempts to attend the ceremonies without a ticket will be denied entrance to the stadium.

Graduates must activate their account to reserve tickets, using their UD ID number and UD email address.

First Time? Activate your Student Account: Both 2020 and 2021 graduates should activate their online student account. See below for steps on how to set up your student account.
Need help managing your digital tickets – click here to view the Digital Ticket Guide.

  1. Click here to register your student account.
  2. Enter your Student ID in the box, click Activate (hitting enter on your keyboard will reset the form).
  3. Confirm your email address.
  4. Create your password and confirm it.
  5. Enter your cell phone number (must be entered to receive mobile tickets).
  6. Enter your credit card billing address.
    1. Even though commencement tickets are free, this step is required.
  7. If your shipping address is different than your credit card billing address, uncheck the box and enter the appropriate address.
  8. Click Next.

How to claim your free commencement tickets

You must have activated your student account prior to attempting these steps.

  1. Click here to access the student portal or go to bluehens.com/student.
  2. Enter your UD email address or ID number and password.
  3. Click the UD Commencement Ceremonies button.*
  4. Click the “Find Tickets” button next to the upcoming event.
  5. Using the Pick-Your-Own seat map, find a section that you would like to sit in and select two green dots which represent seats.
  6. Click “Add To Cart”.
  7. In the cart, You will be prompted to fill out a mandatory form for your Diploma mailing address, if you require ADA seating, if you need extra tickets how many, which school are you graduating from. Once complete, click submit.
  8. Select the delivery method of your choice.
    1. Mobile Delivery = download your tickets to your phone prior to arriving to the stadium to ensure ease of entry. Mobile delivery is optimize for display on your smartphone.
      1. If you do not have a smart phone, still choose mobile delivery as your delivery method. Once you complete the check out process, you will be emailed a link to download your tickets. There will be an option to “Download PDF”. Click that button on your desktop computer and print the ticket out.
  9. Follow the instructions through checkout and your mobile ticket will be sent to your @udel.edu address.
  10. Open the ticket delivery email and either add your mobile ticket to the digital wallet on your mobile device or print the Print-at-home pdf.
    1. You will receive two (2) emails – a confirmation and ticket delivery. If you do not immediately receive the emails, please check your spam/junk folder.
  11. Download your ticket to your digital wallet or print the ticket. Do this before arriving at the stadium.
  12. Once at the gate, open the ticket in your mobile wallet (Apple Wallet or Google Wallet) or present your printed pdf and get scanned by the gate attendant for entry.

Your ticket is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation e-mail and ticket delivery email. If you need ticketing assistance, please email the ticket office at athletics-tix@udel.edu.

*If you have a double major (from colleges that have different ceremony times) only one ceremony will appear as a choice. If it is not the ceremony of your major that you want to attend or you want to attend both, please email the ticket office for assistance at athletics-tix@udel.edu.

Accessible and Mobility Seating and Tickets

Graduates can choose accessible seating options in the stadium when reserving their guest tickets. If the accessible seating options are no longer available, you will have the option to note your request when filling out the form in your cart, and will be contacted to facilitate our request. Please proceed with selecting two tickets elsewhere in the stadium to ensure you still have a ticket to attend the ceremony.

If you need any accommodations beyond accessible seating at commencement, please email commencement@udel.edu or contact the Office of Disability Support Services at https://sites.udel.edu/dss/about-us/.