Spring Commencement Seating
Ohio Stadium opens at 10:00 AM commencement morning. No tickets are required. The following Stadium gates will be open to the public: Gates 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, and 23 on the West side; Gates 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 on the East side. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please be aware that some seating sections located behind the main platform may not offer ideal sound quality or an optimal view of the stage. Graduates will be seated in A-Deck sections in the North end of the Stadium. The preferred guest seating is in the remaining A and AA sections, and B,C, and D sections in the North end and to the east and west of the stage. Please be aware that A- and AA-Decks will fill quickly. Recorded announcements in the Stadium concourse will provide direction to available seating areas. Video screens and closed captioning will be in use to aid in viewing the ceremony. To assist you with your seating selection, please click on the following links:
Ohio Stadium provides easy access for guests with permanent or temporary disabilities. Seating for those guests is located at entry level and throughout the stadium. Guests in wheelchairs, as well as those unable to climb stairs, and one companion, are permitted in these areas. Click on the Disability Accommodations link for further information.
An American Sign Language interpreter will be present during the ceremony. Click on the Disability Accommodations link for further information. Live captioning of the ceremony will also be available on the stadium scoreboards, which can be viewed from seating areas directly on the east and west sides of Ohio Stadium.
Medic trucks with EMS crews will be on site to assist with any medical emergency, and First Aid rooms located near Sections 16A, 17A, 11B, 12B, 23C, and 24C will also be available for assistance. Stadium ushers can provide directions.
Elevators are located in the following areas of Ohio Stadium:
- Two elevators are located on the west side of the stadium between gates 17-23 for access to C and D decks.
- Two elevators are located near section 7 on the west side for access to B and C decks.
- Two elevators are located near section 10 on the east side for access to B and C decks.
Accessible restrooms are located throughout Ohio Stadium.
All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.