Family and Guests

Spring Commencement

The Graduate Student ceremony will be held Friday, April 28, 2023, at 3 p.m. and the Undergraduate Student ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena located in the Student Development Complex (SDC). A ticket is required for entry.

Parking

Accessible parking is available. However, there is a large number of attendees and all parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan accordingly.

Tickets

Ticket orders will begin in March 2023, an email will be sent to the graduates' mtu email address with more information. Tickets are not transferable. The graduate should notify ticketing if their tickets are no longer needed. 

Venue

The Student Development Complex is open by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the ceremony. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Concessions and campus retail stores are open.  The SDC is an alcohol-free and tobacco-free facility.

Safety

  • For the safety and security of the graduates and their guests, please be advised that all bags are searched prior to entering the event. 
  • At the ceremony's conclusion please remain in your seats until all graduates have recessed.
  • First aid and Public Safety and Police Services will be available.

Accommodations

Gifts

The Campus Store and University Images carry a variety of alumni merchandise including diploma frames, alumni gifts, and souvenirs.

Local Information

Additional information about the local area is available online.