Information for guests

Kansas State University is looking forward to welcoming you at commencement. Below please find helpful information as you plan for the day.

Ticketing and Entry

Tickets are not required for guest attendance at Bramlage Coliseum. Doors will open one hour prior to the first ceremony and remain open for guests to come and go as needed the remainder of the day. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Graduates enter through the southwest and southeast doors.

Guests enter through northwest and northeast doors.

Graduates will be given a GradPass to aid with check-in the day of the ceremony, but this is NOT a ticket.

Location and parking

Manhattan ceremonies will be hosted in Bramlage Coliseum. The Salina ceremony will be hosted at the Student Life Center.

Tailgating of any kind is not permitted throughout the weekend.

Review the information about parking.

COVID Seating and safety protocols

Face coverings are not required for students, guests and all others participating in commencement ceremonies.

Food and Drink

No outside food or drinks are allowed at the ceremonies.

Ceremony duration

Ceremonies are anticipated to last 60-90 minutes.

Venue contact information for accessibility

Review additional information about accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

Prohibited Items

Please note that there is no clear bag policy for the commencement events.

  • Alcoholic beverages or controlled substances
  • Cans, glass, bottles, ice chests, coolers, picnic baskets and insulated beverage containers (see Containers and Coolers)
  • Possession or use of explosives (including fireworks)
  • Food and/or beverages
  • Noisemakers and laser pointers
  • Live animals (except Guide and Service Dogs)
  • Large flags, flagpoles and items obstructing sightlines
  • Oversized strollers
  • Throwing of any objects
  • Standing in aisles
  • Umbrellas