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Guest Information

We look forward to welcoming the guests of graduates to join the campus community as we celebrate this milestone moment for the graduating class. Below is important information guests should know.

Graduates are allowed up to six (6) guests. Students may request additional tickets in person at 506 Culkin Hall or via this ticket request form. Tickets can be picked up when you obtain your cap and gown at The College Store.

Important Day-of-Event Information


Parking for guests is available in the the following lots, convenient to the Marano Campus Center:

  • E-1
  • E-17
  • R-17
  • E-18
  • E-10
  • E-29
  • C-8
  • E-31: Handicap/VIP parking

Download the parking map (PDF), which provides additional information on graduate, guest, and handicapped accessible entrance locations.

During the Ceremony
  • No food or drink will be permitted in the Marano Campus Center or Convocation Arena during any of the ceremonies.
  • The college requests that guests remain seated during the ceremony. Professional photographers will be taking pictures of the graduates as they cross the stage. Graduates will be emailed a link from the photography company to view their photos. Graduation pictures can be ordered online at
  • Restrooms will be available for guests inside the arena. Modified restrooms to accommodate guests with disabilities are located on both levels.
  • The College Bookstore will be open during Commencement. Visit us in person, or place orders at the College Store online if you’d like celebratory SUNY Oswego swag and apparel!
Health and Safety
  • For the latest health and safety information, visit Oswego ForwardThis guidance is subject to change depending on evolving conditions and New York State health, safety and capacity guidelines.

Please Note

  • Graduates, family members or guests who anticipate needing special assistance should contact Accessibility Resource Services at 315-312-3358.
  • Commencement ceremonies will be live streamed via SUNY Oswego's YouTube channel so other family and friends can watch in their homes. Visit our Commencement Live Stream page for the link and starting times.
  • All graduating students, parents, guests, faculty and staff are invited and invited to attend a reception following the ceremony, to be held under the reception tent on the northeast side of the Marano Campus Center, in Lot 31.

All Commencement ceremonies and activities will be held in accordance with New York State health, safety and capacity guidelines in place at the time of the event.