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Ticket Information

Fall 2018 Commencement Tickets

All candidates for graduation are encouraged to invite their family and friends to help them celebrate this significant milestone and momentous occasion.  

All graduates, family, and other guests over the age of 2 must have a commencement ticket to enter the College Park Center.

Who is eligible to participate in commencement exercises?

Students who are candidates for graduation are eligible to participate in the May 2018 commencement ceremonies.  Students will be contacted by their School or College regarding the process for participating in the commencement ceremonies.

If you finished your degree requirements in a previous semester, but deferred participation, you may walk only in the next ceremony following your graduation, unless you graduated prior to Summer 2017:

  • As of June 1, 2017, graduates may ONLY walk either the semester they finish their degree (fall semester for those finishing in summer) or the following long semester. For example:
    • If you finish in August 2018 or December 2018, you may either walk in December 2018 or May 2019
    • If you finish in May 2018, you may walk in May 2018 or December 2018. 
  • Graduates who finished their degrees in May 2017 or before are grandfathered in to a previous rule of no time restriction for walking.
  • This change is due to the fact that we have a limited amount of space and a growing class of graduates. We have to accommodate those finishing that semester first and then accommodate others as space allows.

However, you will not be contacted. You must take the initiative to sign up to participate. We do not have a list of those who finished but who deferred participation in Commencement.

Claiming Tickets for Commencement

Do graduates need a ticket to enter the commencement venue?

Yes, students who are eligible to participate in commencement (as defined above) AND WHO REGISTER FOR COMMENCEMENT AT www.uta.edu/engineering/commencement by April 5 will receive an email sent to their UT Arlington email account on April 10 with instructions on how to claim their graduate ticket and their guest tickets.

ELIGIBILITY FOR TICKETS:

If you register before April 5: You are eligible for Ticket Offer 1 (as well as Ticket Offer 2 and Ticket Offer 3, IF TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE)

If you register between April 5 and April 12: You are eligible for Ticket Offer 2 (as well as Ticket Offer 3, IF TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE)

If you register after April 12: You are eligible for Ticket Offer 3 ONLY (IF TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE)

How do I claim guest tickets?

Graduates are asked to download only the actual number of guest tickets that they will use so students who need them can claim them through Ticketing Offer 2.

Ticketing Offer 1: On TBD, graduates who registered by November 5 will receive an email with information on how to claim six (6) guest tickets reserved in their name. This offer will begin TBD at 10:00 am and last until noon on TBD, at which time all reserved guest tickets will no longer be available and all unclaimed guest tickets will return to a central ticketing pool. Students may receive these guaranteed tickets ONLY in Ticket Offer 1. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THESE GUARANTEED TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER TICKET OFFER 1 EXPIRES. THEY WILL NOT. Please watch for the email from the university and claim your tickets in Ticket Offer 1.

Ticketing Offer 2: On TBD, graduates who registered by TBD will receive an email with information on how to claim additional guest tickets from the central ticketing pool, if available, and while quantities last. This offer will begin TBD at 10:00 am and last until noon on TBD

Ticketing Offer 3: On TBDgraduates who registered by TBD will receive an email with information on how to claim additional guest tickets from the central ticketing pool, if available, and while quantities last. This offer will begin TBD at 10:00 am and last until noon on TBD.

Everyone must have a ticket to enter the building. If we sell out of guaranteed seat tickets, we’ll go to Standby tickets (if necessary, Standby A, Standby B, etc.). They will let standby ticket holders in 15-20 minutes before the ceremony begins. ALL ticket holders will most likely be allowed to enter the building. We have never come close to having a full house.

THE CEREMONY WILL ALSO BE LIVE STREAMED AT THE WEBSITE BELOW:

http://www.uta.edu/commencement/photos-videos/index.php

All tickets must be claimed and printed in advance.

  • Graduate and guest tickets must be printed and presented for entry.
  • No tickets will be available at the venue.
  • No UT Arlington ID's will be accepted in place of a ticket for admittance.
  • For information about guest arrival time and accommodations, click here.
How do I log onto utatickets.com?

Students who have registered with their School or College to participate in commencement already have an account set up at www.utatickets.com.  

If you have never before logged into utatickets.com, you must activate your account to claim your guest tickets.  Follow these steps: 

1.  Select the appropriate School/College’s ceremony.

2.  Enter your passcode.  Your passcode is your UT Arlington 1000 ID number.

3.  Claim your guest ticket(s).  

4.  On the log in page, click on "I forgot my password."

5.  Enter your 1000 number or e-mail address in the “Email Address/Account #” field.

6.  Check your UTA email account for a temporary password.

7.  Go back to www.utatickets.com and enter your temporary password.

8.  Create a new password.

9.  Be sure to fully complete the check-out process.

10. When the process is properly completed, your tickets will be sent to your email account.  

 If you have obtained tickets through utatickets.com before, please use your existing password to claim your guest tickets: 

1.  Select the appropriate School/College’s ceremony.

2.   Enter your passcode.  Your passcode is your UT Arlington 1000 ID number.

3.   Claim your guest ticket(s).  

4.   On the log in page, log in with your existing utatickets.com password.

5.   Be sure to fully complete the check-out process.

6. When the process is properly completed, your tickets will be sent to your email account.

For Assistance

For login and password questions, contact the Box Office at 817-272-9595. 

Students with an inactive UT Arlington email account must contact the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Helpdesk at 817-272-2208 for reactivation.


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