Seating Information

Steps for students to participate in the Commencement ceremony


All Undergraduate and Graduate candidates who have filed for degree  and wish to participate in the Commencement ceremony must reserve a seat.  Candidates may reserve a seat free of charge from January 17, 2017 through March 31, 2017. 

Any seating reservation made from April 1 through Friday, April 21, 2017 will be assessed a $50.00 late seating fee.  Reservations after April 22 through Commencement will be assessed a $100 late seating fee.  Requests for seating after Friday, April 21, 2017 should be submitted to gcstudents@usm.edu.   RSVP online

Candidates for graduation who have not responded to the the online RSVP seating request are asked to contact the Office of the Registrar at Gulf Park for seating information.

Seating cards bearing the student's name will be prepared and provided the morning of the ceremony.

Once a seating request has been submitted students will receive an email within three business days confirming their participation in the ceremony.