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Many seating options, including accessibility accommodations, are available for guests.


Ohio Stadium opens at 10 a.m. on commencement day. 
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
No tickets are required.
The following stadium gates will be open to the public: Gates 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23 and 25 on the West side; Gates 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 24 and 26 on the East side.


Please be aware that some seating sections located behind the main platform may not offer idea 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 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.

View seating chart

Accessibility accommodations

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 with limited mobility, and one companion, are permitted in these areas. View Accessibility accommodations for further information.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be present during the ceremony. View Accessibility Accommodations 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.

First aid

Medic trucks with EMS crews will be on site to assist with any medical emergency, and First Aid rooms located near Sections 16A, 17A, 12B, 23C and 24C will be available for assistance. Stadium ushers can provide directions.


Elevators are located in the following areas of Ohio Stadium:
Two elevators are located near section 7 on the west side for access to B-, C-, and D-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.

Spring Commencement 2020