Family & Guests


Each school’s Commencement ceremony will be held at the specified date and time, rain or shine. See the Rain FAQ page for information in the event of rain. 


There are many locations inside Weill Hall and outside on Weill Lawn to accommodate guests needing accessible seating. 

For Weill Hall, guests must have a ticket. Each graduate is allotted two tickets inside Weill Hall for friends and family, including those needing accommodations. All ticketed guests must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony. 

No tickets are necessary for Weill Lawn, which has unlimited outdoor seating. Folding chairs will be available on the lawn for seating on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ushers on site will be able to direct and assist all guests to these areas. 

There will be sign language interpreters at all ceremonies.

Local Accommodations

Explore the cities surrounding Sonoma State University to find lodging, restaurants and activities.

Local Cities



Graduates, family and friends may pre-order graduation flowers, or they may be purchased at the Commencement site.

Pre-Order Flowers


Arrival and Ceremony Length


Doors to the venue will open one hour prior to each ceremony for guests. Each ceremony is approximately two hours long.