Guest Admission Tickets
Candidates whose applications are approved for graduation will receive complimentary guest tickets for their commencement ceremony at Viejas Arena. Guest tickets are required for all guests ages one (1) year of age and older. Tickets will be distributed during GradFest in Montezuma Hall at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, March 21-23, from 9:30 a.m.-7p.m.
GradFest Ticket Distribution
- Date: March 21-23
- Time: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Location: GradFest, Montezuma Hall
SDSU RedID card or a valid, government-issued picture ID is required to obtain tickets.
Ceremony Ticket Allotment
The ticket allotment by ceremony is as follows:
Arts and Letters: 6
Education/Undergraduate Studies: 10
Health and Human Services: 6
Professional Studies and Fine Arts: 6
Post-GradFest Ticket Distribution
Beginning Friday, March 24, students who did not claim tickets at GradFest can obtain them at the Viejas Arena Ticket Office.
If a student does not claim tickets by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5, the Ticket Office cannot guarantee a full allotment of commencement tickets.
Beginning Monday, May 8, the Ticket Office will distribute remaining tickets, if any are available, to any SDSU student with a valid RedID. These tickets will be distributed two-at-a-time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Proxy Ticket Distribution
Beginning at GradFest, March 21-23, and at the Ticket Office, March 24 through May 5, a friend or relative may claim tickets for graduating students who still live in San Diego but cannot come to the university to pick up their tickets. The student must complete the Proxy Ticket Request Form and the proxy should bring the completed form to GradFest or the Viejas Arena Ticket Office in order to pick up the graduate's guest tickets.
Proxy ticket distribution will not be allowed during the additional ticket distribution date on Monday, May 8. On that date, additional tickets will only be given out to SDSU students who present a valid RedID.