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  • Families & guests

    • You do not need to obtain tickets for your guests to attend commencement. No tickets are required to attend the commencement ceremonies. However, we strongly encourage students to limit the number of quests to no more than six (6). The venue reaches full capacity with standing room only.

    • The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

    • For any out of town guests requiring overnight accommodations, we recommend reserving hotel rooms soon since we expect a heavy demand. A listing of La Crosse area hotels is available at

    • For those needing special accommodations due to a disability, there are "Special Needs" sections in the La Crosse Center. Please note: We are unable to reserve seats for family or friends in the "Special Needs" seating area. "Special Needs" seating is on a first-come basis.

    • Doors to the La Crosse Center open 90 minutes prior to the ceremonies.