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Ticketing & MarchingOrder


Tickets are only needed inside Weill Hall. Each graduate is allotted two tickets inside Weill Hall for their friends and family. Graduates will receive information via email on how to claim their tickets online on Tuesday, April 2. Tickets can be claimed online until Monday, May 13 at 5 p.m. and will require login with SSU credentials.

Once claimed, tickets will be sent via email as a PDF document. This PDF can be forwarded to your friends and family for easy access. Each ticket will include a unique barcode that can only be used once. It's crucial to emphasize that multiple prints of the same ticket will not be valid. Please ensure that guests are aware of this to avoid any inconvenience.

There is unlimited seating outside on the Weill Lawn. Tickets are not needed for outdoor seating. The lawn will have a “front row” view of what takes place on the stage via the Jumbotron located outside the hall, and the state-of-the-art sound system will ensure each graduate’s name will be heard by all. More than 3,000 folding chairs will be available on the lawn for seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

On the day of Commencement, we will also have a standby line just outside Weill Hall for individuals wishing to sit inside. Your guests can wait in the standby line to fill unclaimed seats inside Weill Hall. There is no guarantee that guests in the standby line will be able to sit in the hall, as open seats are filled beginning 15 minutes before the ceremony on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ticket-holder reminders

  • Please remind your friends and family to have their indoor tickets downloaded or printed before arrival as Wi-Fi signals could be impacted due to large crowd sizes. 
  • Each indoor ticket permits the ticket holder to one seat in the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall or the first few rows of the Weill Hall Lawn. 
  • Each ticket has a unique barcode that can only be used once. Multiple prints of the ticket will not be valid. 
  • Tickets can only be used for the ceremony date and time listed on the ticket. 
  • Weill Hall doors open for ticketed guests one hour before the ceremony start time.
  • All ticketed guests must be seated 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
  • Guests arriving after 15 minutes until the start of the ceremony will be redirected to the standby line or Weill Hall Lawn. 
  • Please note ALL INDOOR SEATING stops during the processional of graduates and restarts AFTER all graduates have been seated inside Weill Hall.
  • Unoccupied seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Sonoma State University partners with MarchingOrder to assist with reading graduate names at the Commencement ceremony. Graduates will receive an email from via Keep an eye out for this important email, which will provide information on how to register for their Commencement ceremony. Each graduate will be provided a unique link to register. The deadline to complete this is Monday, April 22.