• Reser Stadium gates open at 9:00 a.m.
  • Guests may enter Reser Stadium through Gates A, B C and H at the corner of 26th Street and Ralph Miller Drive. (Ralph Miller Way will not have vehicle access 6am - 11am) | (26th Street will not have vehicle access 8am - 11am)
  • Degree candidates are seated according to diagrams under ceremony instructions for bachelor's, master's, professional and doctoral degrees.  This will provide guidance to visitors who desire a good sight line to their graduate.
  • Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. There are no reserved seats. Guests will be seated in the East side ONLY.
  • Guests with mobility concerns or disabilities who cannot walk long distances and who will experience difficulty climbing stairs are advised to enter the stadium through gate B or C and choose seats in the Stadium Club or in the blue areas labeled “Special Needs Seating” on the Stadium diagram. Entrance C is closest to an elevator and escalator with easiest access to the climate-controlled seating in the Stadium Club. For more information on seating, please see the “Accommodations for Disability” section of the website.
  • For all accommodations related to disability such as sign language interpreters, and other services, please complete this survey so that we can better meet your needs.
  • Alternative Seating: Guests who prefer indoor, climate controlled seating may view the captioned, televised ceremony on a large screen within the Stadium Club, located on the upper level of the stadium.  Enter through Gate B or C and take the elevator to the Club level.  If the Club level is filled to capacity, there is alternate seating available at the Alumni Center in the Elle/Burlingham Room (111A), where guests can enjoy the televised ceremony.