As Commencement approaches, we are working to create a welcoming atmosphere for you and your guests to celebrate your amazing journey and achievements. To support this, the undergraduate Commencement ceremony at GEODIS Park is now a ticketed event.  

How ticketing works:

  • Each graduating student must claim tickets for their guests using their Vanderbilt email address by May 9. A link to claim tickets was emailed to graduating students.
  • Once tickets are claimed, graduates must transfer tickets to guests. Graduates and guests will enter through different gates.
  • Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves.
  • Children ages 3 and younger do not require a ticket.
  • All tickets are digital and are administered by GEODIS / Nashville SC. Graduates can transfer tickets to their guests from within the ticketing site. View a guide for transferring tickets
  • Each graduating student is allotted up to eight tickets. Graduating students may request additional tickets by filling out the request form—one request form per graduate.
    Note: Additional ticket requests will be accommodated as efficiently as possible. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
  • Tickets are free of charge and are general admission. Selling Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited.
  • Family and friends who are unable to attend in person can watch the Commencement ceremony live on the Vanderbilt University home page.


  • Is there an option to receive a physical ticket?

    All tickets are digital and accessible only through a mobile device.

  • What if a guest doesn’t have a mobile device?

    Their ticket would need to be assigned to someone who does have a mobile device, and they would enter together. Multiple tickets can be on one device.

  • I forgot my device or wasn’t able to claim tickets, can I get tickets day on Commencement day?

    Yes. A will-call window will be open with a limited number of tickets available for guests who aren’t able to reserve tickets ahead of time.  Please have ID ready to present.