Tickets are required for all guests of degree candidates for the Commencement ceremony. Each degree candidate will be allotted four tickets for family and friends. Tickets become available on Monday, March 4, 2019, and must be ordered by Friday, April 26, 2019. If tickets are not ordered by April 26, they will be made available to other degree candidates.

Tickets can be ordered, by the degree candidates only, through a link on the home page of the Rockford University Portal ( The access code to order tickets is provided in the mailing sent to the graduates’ addresses.

If more than four tickets are needed, please indicate the number of additional tickets you require through the online order form. After the April 26 deadline, all available tickets will be distributed to graduates on the waitlist. All additional tickets will be emailed to degree candidates no later than May 3.

If you have tickets and do not plan to use them, we ask that you notify us as soon as you are able by emailing

Tickets may also be picked up in person during the Grad Fair on March 19 and March 20 on the first floor of Blanche Walker Burpee Center.

Each person in attendance at the Commencement ceremony, regardless of age, must present a ticket to gain entrance. Tickets will not be available at the door of the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

Department Information

Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Bern Sundstedt ’77, Senior Project Specialist