Skip navigation

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions & Answers

Tickets are required. 

Each graduate, who indicated their intent to participate in the ceremony, will receive up to five tickets for family and guests to attend. Graduates will be able to claim tickets during the Grad Fair. Tickets are required for family and guest entry into the venue. 

There are two types of tickets available: general admission and accessible seating. A total of up to five tickets will be issued to each graduate who indicated their intent to participate in the ceremony. 

Accessible seating ticket holders are required to be accompanied by one adult.  

Infants and small children in lap will not be required to have a ticket. A ticket is only needed if they require their own seat. 

Tickets are issued to each graduate and cannot be picked up by a friend or fellow classmate. 

Tickets will not be replaced or reissued.  

The venue will only accept the physical copy of the tickets. A photocopy of the ticket will not be accepted and entry will not be granted.  

The SAIS Commencement team will not conduct or participate in any ticket lotteries.  

Graduates, who indicated their intent to participate in the ceremony and are unable to attend the Grad Fair, will receive information on the alternative pickup office hours and locations. This information will be shared only after the Grad Fair. Dates will be available up until the day before the ceremony.   

Tickets will not be available on graduation day. Graduates will need to secure tickets ahead of graduation day. 


Email or call 202.999.3332.