Important Information for Seniors: Commencement Ticket Lottery Opens Tuesday, 1/28/20

January 28, 2020

Dear Class of 2020,

Welcome back for your final semester at Providence College and congratulations on your accomplishments thus far. The time has come to set our sights on your upcoming Commencement on May 17, 2020.

Every guest needs a ticket for the Commencement ceremonies at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Graduates will receive (5) guest tickets to Commencement. Tickets will be distributed to the graduates at Cap & Gown Day on April 1, 2020.


The technological projection requirements necessary to execute this ceremony at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center result in a loss of approximately one-third of the arena seats. The screens ensure that all in the arena have an opportunity to get a close-up view of their graduate at the milestone moment when they approach the stage to receive their degree.


Students who may require additional guest tickets are encouraged to check with classmates. Many families will not use all five guest tickets. If you do not require all five guest tickets, please return them to the College Events, Harkins Hall 404.


A limited number of tickets will be available through a lottery system. Students who need one or two additional tickets (the maximum allotment), may submit requests to:


REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BETWEEN January 28 – February 12, 2020. Requests received after February 12 will not be considered. All winners will be notified by February 26 via email. Winning tickets will be distributed with your initial 5 tickets at Cap & Gown Day on April 1, 2020. Please note only student requests for tickets will be honored and fulfilled.


If you have not done so already, please be sure to order your cap and gown from Herff Jones at Ordering academic attire ends on February 29, 2020.

If you are person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation to participate, please contact the Central Reservations Coordinator (401-865-2070; Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm) well in advance of this event.


Thank you,

The Office of College Events