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Admission Information

Graduation Admission Information 

Admission for parents, family, friends, and the general public

Candidates will receive tickets for guests at no cost. If necessary, the University will provide an overflow area for a limited number of guests and spectators with tickets. Tickets will be available at the Bethune-Cookman Performing Arts Center Box Office.  Details will be available on the University’s website at

The doors will open to the public one hour before the ceremony begins. Guests should be seated 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.


No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the facility.

Emergency Personnel

Emergency Medical Services personnel will be present throughout the ceremony. Please contact a Bethune-Cookman University usher or a Bethune-Cookman University public safety officer for assistance.

Cell Phones

All cell phones and electronic noise-producing devices must be turned off during the ceremony.

Public Restrooms

Restrooms will be available on all levels of the facility.  Please ask an usher for assistance, if necessary.

Printed Programs

Commencement programs will be available at the entrance for guests and in the seating areas reserved for graduating students, faculty, and platform guests.


At the end of the program, the President will lead the platform guests, faculty, and the graduates from the facility to meet their families and friends.

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