When is the ceremony?
The ceremony happens at noon, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Where is the ceremony?
Aebersold Recreation Center, 101 Stadium Drive, Slippery Rock PA 16057
How many guest tickets will I receive?
Each graduate will receive four (4) guest tickets. The University is in the process of transitioning to a mobile ticketing system for commencement. Once details are finalized, they will be emailed to our graduates.
Will extra guest tickets be available?
No, there will not be extra guest tickets available for distribution.
Can I buy extra guest tickets?
The University does not sell tickets to its commencement ceremonies.
Is guest seating reserved?
No, all guest seating is general admission.
Will accessible seating be available?
Accessible seating, on a first-come, first-served basis, will be available for guests needing such. The individual requiring accessible seating, and one guest, may sit in this area.
Does an infant need a ticket if it is being held?
Yes. All persons must have a ticket to enter the facility.
Where should we park?
Parking will be in campus lots surrounding the ARC. Signage will direct graduates and their guests to the parking lots. Once details are finalized, they will be posted on this webpage. Shuttles will be operating between the parking lots and the ARC.
Is there accessible parking?
Accessible parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once details are finalized, they will be emailed to the graduates. Shuttles will be operating between the parking lots and the ARC.
Will the ceremony be live-streamed?
Yes. Event day access to the stream will be available via the main page of the University's website at www.sru.edu.
How long will the ceremony last?
Approximately 45-60 minutes.
What is the dress code for the ceremony?
Graduates should wear traditional commencement regalia, in the form of caps and gowns. To purchase regalia, contact the SGA Bookstore via their website or by calling 724.738.2104.
Will there be a reception after the graduation ceremony?
Yes, a reception for graduates and their guests, featuring light refreshments, is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. outside the ARC. Graduates will also have an opportunity to get a picture with SRU President Behre at that time.
Is there anything else happening on campus that weekend?
That weekend is SRU’s annual homecoming weekend, so there will be a number of activities on and around campus that weekend. Please note, because it is homecoming weekend, it may be more difficult to secure hotel and restaurant reservations in the Slippery Rock area.