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view of inside the arena and seating

General Information

Commencement is not ticketed, and you may bring as many guests as you’d like.
Yes, if the picture is no larger than your head, to avoid blocking other guests’ view.
Yes, guests must have their belongings in a clear bag no larger than 14" x 14" or in a one-gallon ziplock bag.
Yes, guests may bring one unopened bottle of water.
Yes, but these bags will be searched and then given a tag.
  • NO smoking (TCU is a tobacco-free campus)
  • NO glass bottles or containers
  • NO pets (unless it is a service dog)
  • NO laser pointers
  • NO sticks, poles or similar objects that can be used as a weapon
  • NO weapons of any kind, including those carried with permit
  • NO balloons
  • NO fireworks
  • NO artificial noisemakers (air horns, thunderstix, musical instruments, cans filled with contents, or any other item used to make artificial noise)
There will be photo opportunities in the lobby of Schollmaier Arena, as well as on the lawn (weather permitting). We also encourage you to take photos at Frog Fountain and the Super Frog statue in the Campus Commons.
There will be a reception hosted following the 9:00 a.m. ceremony and will run until 1:45 p.m. on the Schollmaier Arena lawn (weather permitting). If the weather does not cooperate, the reception will be hosted in the Brown-Lupton University Union ballroom.
Please be respectful of others if you need to hold a seat. Ten minutes prior to the ceremony start, all open and held seats will be released to accommodate friends and family celebrating their loved ones.


Accessibility & Accommodations

Due to the large number of guests attending commencement, it is recommended that visitors with disabilities plan to arrive 30 to 45 prior to the ceremony.
Commencement guests needing mobility assistance should bring their own or rented wheelchairs or walkers; these or other such devices are not provided by TCU.

Wheelchair spaces and seating for guests with limited mobility are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most of these reserved areas can accommodate wheelchair seating.

Seating Map

TCU provides captioning and sign language interpreting at all commencement ceremonies.