Boise State is expecting a record number of graduates for the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. May 18, in Taco Bell Arena. To accommodate as many friends and family members as possible, graduates will for the first time be limited to inviting six guests to view the ceremonies in the Arena.
Boise State is moving to the ticket system for graduation guests because of the overflow crowd that showed up last spring to support their graduates. More than 100 family members and friends of graduates were directed to an overflow location in the Student Union Building .
With even more graduates expected to participate this spring, areas normally used for seating guests will be needed for graduates. About 1,475 graduates attended Commencement in spring 2012 and more than 1,500 are expected for spring 2013. Taco Bell Arena can seat about 9,700 people for Commencement.
Each graduate may reserve up to six guest tickets using the link in the RSVP email that will be sent to their BroncoMail account on March 1. The final day to reserve guest tickets is April 1.
Students can request additional tickets by using a waitlist.
Tickets can be picked up April 9 to 26 at the Information Desk in the Student Union Building or at the Taco Bell Arena ticket office. Tickets not picked up by April 26 will be used to fill waitlist requests. If tickets are available, waitlist orders will be filled April 27-May 5.