Tickets & Parking


Entrance tickets are required for all guests. All tickets are complimentary and should be ordered by the student when completing the Commencement Registration/Order Form (May 2-22). Students may request up to five (5) guest tickets. Students receive their tickets when they pick up their apparel and other items at the North Creek Events Center during Grad Fair (May 24, 25, 26).

All graduates are required to present a student entrance ticket along with a UWID or other ID to gain entrance to the student line-up areas. No student will be admitted without a ticket and appropriate ID.

Guest Tickets

All guest tickets are required to have a ticket, whether for general admission seating or disability accommodations. Students may request up to five (5) guest tickets through the Commencement Registration/Order Form. We ask that students confirm the attendance of their guests before ordering so that tickets are available for all who want them. As a courtesy to others, please do not request more tickets than you can use. Seating is very limited. If you find that you have ordered tickets that you will not use, please contact the Commencement Office: 425-352-5166.

Extra Tickets

Extra tickets may be available. Continue to check here for updated information.


Gown and Bag Checks

All persons entering the arena will undergo a bag check. Prior to entering the arena graduates will be subject to a gown check as well as a bag check if necessary. Graduates are encouraged to leave all bags and belongings at home or with a family member; there is no storage for personal belongings on the arena floor.



Guests with Special Needs

Certain sections of the arena have been reserved for guests with special needs and students must order tickets for these sections when they place their order online. If tickets are not ordered for guests with special needs during the online registration period, those guests may be required to sit in the General Seating sections which requires walking a far distance and may involve stairs, etc. 

Wheelchair seating – These sections accommodate one (1) wheelchair and one (1) chair for an attendant.

Mobility impaired (MI) seating – These seats are reserved for guests who may have trouble climbing stairs. One (1) family member may sit with the mobility impaired guest in the MI sections.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter – Guests in the ASL section may also have one (1) additional guest seated with them.

Assistive Listening Device (ALD) – ALDs will be available for those who need them. No tickets are required for these devices. However, students should reserve them when completing the web form so that enough devices will be on hand the day of the event.

For questions concering tickets, please email


A parking permit is required for the event. You may purchase up to 3 discounted parking permits for $14.00 each through the online Registration Form. The online Registration Form will be available May 2-22. Once purchased no refunds will be available for parking permits. If you do not pre-purchase your parking permit the day of parking permit fee will be $15.00. Click here for a site map of campus parking.