Tickets & Venue Information

Tickets

Every guest must have a ticket.

Each graduate will be allotted six tickets. Seats are assigned. All six tickets are in a pod (a group of six assigned seats). All pods are social distanced by six feet. Each ticket will be printed with the date, time, location, name of ceremony, section, row, and seat number. Participants’ guests will sit in their assigned seats within the pod. Tickets may not be shared.

2020 graduates must complete the RSVP form to reserve tickets.

Commencement participants will need to keep track of the recipients of their tickets in case contact tracing becomes necessary.

Ticket Pickup

Participating graduates will pick up their tickets at The Mizzou Store during the assigned pickup dates (listed below by ceremony), which include commencement weekends. The Bookstore will have extended hours on commencement weekends. Visit The Mizzou Store’s website for hours. Tickets cannot be mailed, but the Mizzou Store will open an hour earlier than the earliest ceremony on Saturday and Sunday for ticket pick up.

Tickets can only be picked up by the commencement participant, and graduates will need to show their Mizzou ID. Alternatively, graduates can show a legal photo ID and provide their student ID number.

Pick up timelines are as follows.

2020 Graduates

Ticket pickup is April 19-25.
Deadline to submit the RSVP form is April 22.

2021 Graduates

For ceremonies held May 7-9:
Ticket pickup is May 3-9.
Deadline to update your RSVP in the myZou Graduation Application is April 26.

For ceremonies held May 14-16:
Ticket pickup is May 10-16.
Deadline to update your RSVP in the myZou Graduation Application is May 3.

Honors Medallions

The Sinclair School of Nursing will hand out honors medallions during its ceremony on May 7.

Medallions will also be distributed during the Honors College ceremony on May 9.

For all other schools and colleges, honors medallions will be picked up at the Mizzou Store during ticket pick-up. Note: this information applies to 2021 graduates only. 2020 graduates received their honors medallions by mail in 2020.

When to Arrive

Guests

Doors will open one hour ahead of the ceremony.

Graduates

Commencement participants check-in will begin one hour prior to the ceremony. Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes ahead of the ceremony start time to check in and be pre-seated.

Venue Information

Hearnes Center

All graduates and academic unit staff should enter through the west loading entrance of the Hearnes Center.

ADA access will be located at the east pressgate entrance of the Hearnes Center. Event staff will direct graduates to check-in location and elevator access.

Aver entry and check-in, graduates should access the Hearnes Arena floor via the southwest tunnel and sit in their designated seat on the Arena floor.

For safety, congregating on the floor or concourse is prohibited. Masks and social distancing are required at all times.

Click to view a printable version of Hearnes Center information and map

Mizzou Arena

All graduates and academic unit staff should enter through the Mizzou Arena loading dock entrance. Graduates are encouraged to park (or be dropped off) at the southwest corner of Lot P behind Mizzou Arena, closest to the path to the entrance.

ADA access will be located at the south lobby of the Mizzou Arena. Event staff will direct graduates to the check-in location.

After entry and check-in, graduates should access the Mizzou Arena floor via the southwest tunnel and sit in their designated seat on the Arena floor.

After each ceremony, graduates will be directed off the arena floor through the southeast tunnel and exit the facility up the stairs into Lot P.

For safety, congregating on the floor or concourse is prohibited. Masks and social distancing are required at all times.

Click to download a printable version of Mizzou Arena information and map