Commencement Ticket Process Frequently Asked Questions

Guests without tickets will be directed to sit in one of three comfortable overflow rooms at the King Center on a first-come, first-serve basis where they can view the commencement activities on large screens. Both Commencement Ceremonies will also be televised live on WEFS-TV.

Reminders for students who applied for Spring 2019 graduation on or before March 7 and indicated "YES" to attending the ceremony:

  • If you haven’t already picked up your two (2) graduation guest-tickets, do so by Thursday, April 25 at any campus bookstore during normal business hours.
  • Tickets are not reserved. If ticketsare not picked up during the distribution period April 15 – 25, tickets will become "unclaimed"; and go into general distribution beginning April 29.
  • Unclaimed tickets will be available to all students who applied for graduation, on a first come, first serve basis from April 29 – May 2, or while supplies last.
  • Students, or their designee (must be on the list for pick up), must bring a photo ID to pick up their tickets.

Commencement Ticket FAQ: Click to reveal answer

Question 1:  Will I need a ticket to attend my graduation ceremony?

No. Candidates do not need tickets to participate in the commencement ceremony, but they must be dressed in commencement regalia.

Question 2:  Will my guests need tickets to the graduation ceremony?

Yes, every guest, including infants and small children, requires a ticket to ensure compliance with safety protocols. Candidates must indicate "Yes" to attending the commencement ceremony by the published deadline to be eligible for guest tickets, with each commencement participant who meets that deadline being allotted guest tickets. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not pick up your Spring 2019 Commencement guest tickets between Monday, April 15, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019 at an EFSC Campus Bookstore, they will not be held. Unclaimed tickets and remaining tickets will be made available on a first-come, first served basis beginning Monday, April 29, 2019 while supplies last. Candidates are responsible for distributing tickets to their guests prior to the ceremony.

Question 3:  How many tickets will I get?

To safely accommodate you and your guests, the number of guest tickets is determined based on the number of confirmed candidates attending the ceremony who notified the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline. For the spring 2019 ceremony, each candidate who indicated “Yes” to attending the commencement ceremony by the published deadline will be alloted 2 guest tickets. Their assigned ceremony will be printed on the ticket. Each campus bookstore will distribute guest tickets beginning Monday, April 15, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019 during regular bookstore hours. Unclaimed tickets and remaining tickets will be made available on a first-come, first served basis beginning Thursday, April 29, 2019 while supplies last.

All King Center seats are general admission. Tickets are non-replaceable and do not have monetary value. The College does not support or condone the selling of guest tickets. EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed guest tickets. Guest without tickets are invited to sit in the designated and comfortable overflow areas on a first-come, first-serve basis of available seating to view the ceremonies on large screens.

**Eastern Florida State College reserves the right to cancel tickets for any reason.

Question 4:  Are tickets only available if I indicated "Yes" to attending the commencement ceremony by the published deadline date?

Guest tickets are available only to those candidates who indicated “Yes” to attending the commencement ceremony by the published deadline. Tickets not picked up during the disbursement dates will not be held. Unclaimed Spring Term commencement  tickets and remaining tickets will be made available on a first-come, first served basis beginning Monday, April 29, 2019 while supplies last.

Question 5:  Are my tickets for reserved seats or general admission? 

There is no reserved seating. Seating for all graduation ceremonies is on a first-come, first-served basis for those with tickets. Guests with tickets will be seated beginning one hour before the ceremony. Commencement day includes two ceremonies. Ceremonies begin promptly at noon and 3 PM. Guests who arrive late, and those without tickets, will be directed to the overflow seating areas.

Tickets are non-replaceable and do not have monetary value. The College does not support or condone the selling of guest tickets. EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed guest tickets.

Question 6:  Do I need to show ID (school or photo) to pick up tickets?

Yes, you will need to provide picture ID and your ticket voucher (ceremony assignment letter), which will be sent to you via U.S. mail and EFSC student email.

Question 7:  Where do I get my tickets for guests?

Each campus bookstore will distribute guest tickets beginning Monday, April 15, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019 during regular bookstore hours. Tickets not picked up during the published time will not be held. Unclaimed tickets and remaining tickets will be made available on a first-come, first served basis beginning Monday, April 29, 2019 while supplies last.

Please note that ticket distribution is based upon the actual number of candidates participating in the ceremony and the seating capacity of the King Center. Each graduate who indicated “Yes” to attending the commencement ceremony by the deadline will be alloted two guest tickets for Spring 2019 Commencement. All seats are general admission. Tickets are non-replaceable and do not have monetary value. The College does not support or condone the selling of guest tickets.  EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed guest tickets.

Guest without tickets are invited to sit in the designated and comfortable overflow areas on a first-come, first-serve basis of available seating to view the ceremonies on large screens.

You will need to provide picture ID.

Question 8:  Where do I get tickets for guests needing accessible seating?

Guests who require accessible seating should make their request to the King Center ticket office when they arrive for the event. For more information on accessibility accommodations, contact the King Center Ticket Office at 321-242-2219.

Question 9:  What happens if I lose my tickets or guests forget theirs?

Please note that replacement tickets will not be issued if your allotment is lost or destroyed. EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed guest tickets. Guests without tickets must sit in the designated overflow areas to view commencement.

Question 10:  What happens if I don’t pick up my tickets by the last date of disbursement?

Unclaimed Spring 2019 tickets and remaining tickets after the guaranteed ticket pickup deadline will be made available on a first-come, first served basis beginning Monday, April 29, 2019 while supplies last at campus bookstores during regular bookstore business hours. Seating for guests without tickets will be available in the overflow areas on a first come, first serve basis. Ceremony times are noon and 3 PM.

Question 11:  If I did not submit an Intent to Graduate application or indicate “Yes” to attending the commencement ceremony by the published deadline date, can I still participate in the commencement ceremony?

Yes, you can participate in the commencement ceremony if you applied for graduation or did not indicate “yes” to attending the ceremony after the published deadline. You must email graduation@easternflorida.edu with your intent to participate in the ceremony.

No, you are not eligible for guest tickets. However, your guests are invited to sit in the designated and comfortable overflow areas on a first-come, first-serve basis of available seating to view the ceremonies on large screens.

Please note: If there are tickets available after the designated distribution dates, unclaimed and remaining guest tickets may be obtained on a first-come, first served basis beginning Monday, April 29, 2019 at campus bookstores during the regular bookstore business hours, while supplies last.

Question 12:  Can someone else pick up the tickets for me?

Students must pick up their tickets. By exception, the student may send an email through their EFSC student account to the graduation office at graduation@easternflorida.edu, indicating the student’s name, who they are authorizing to pick up their tickets, and at which campus. The person picking up the tickets must provide photo ID. Ceremony times are noon and 3 PM.