What time should I arrive at the Kimmel Center the morning of Commencement?
We ask that all graduates arrive at 7:30 a.m. Please remember to account for travel time as Center City can be busy during rush hour.
Do I need a ticket to enter?
No, graduates do not need a ticket to attend Commencement.
Where do I go when I get to the Kimmel Center?
Graduates should go immediately to the check in table outside of SEI Innovation Studio, which is located on Level B of the Kimmel Center. If you do not check in, your name will not be called at Commencement.
I have personal items with me (purse, jacket etc.). Can I bring it into SEI Innovation Studio with me?
NO – graduates may not leave any personal belongings in SEI Innovation Studio. We will not be returning to that space. Please leave any personal items with your guests before entering SEI Innovation Studio. You also will not be permitted to carry bags to your seats in the Kimmel Center.
I never picked up my regalia/ I lost part of my regalia. What do I do?
If you haven’t picked it up yet, your regalia will be at the check-in table, outside of SEI Innovation Studio. If you are missing any part of your regalia (cap, hood, tassel), please go to registration and a volunteer can help you. All graduates should check in/register before going into SEI Innovation Studio.
I don’t know how to put on my hood. What do I do?
Graduates should not be wearing their hoods at the time of arrival. You will be hooded on stage as part of the ceremony. Volunteers will be going around in SEI Innovation Studio showing graduates how to place their hoods on their arm.
Can I keep my regalia?
I’m not registered, but I want to participate in Commencement. What do I do?
At the present time you must pre-register for this event.
I want to carry my child across stage when I’m hooded. What do I do?
Students are not permitted to carry their child on stage.