Autumn Commencement Seating Chart

The Schottenstein Center opens at 12:00 PM (noon) on commencement day.

For easiest access to the seating areas, guests are encouraged to enter through one of the entrances on the east side of the Schottenstein Center.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are required for guests. Please visit our Tickets page for details.

Guests entering the Schottenstein Center will do so through walk-through magentometers (metal detectors). Please visit our Security Precautions page for details.


An admission ticket is required for any guest age two (2) and older. Children younger than 2 years of age who sit on the lap of another guest do not need their own ticket. Seating within the Schottenstein Center, including accessible seating, will be first-come, first-served. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for the best seating options.

Some seats will be located behind the main platform, and as such will not provide optimal views of the stage. Video screens will aid in viewing the ceremony, which can also be viewed remotely on the livestream broadcast.

The cooperation of all who attend will be appreciated to allow that all guests may be comfortably accommodated.

The Schottenstein Center provides easy access for guests with permanent or temporary disabilities. Seating for those guests is located throughout the arena. Guests in wheelchairs, as well as those who are unable to climb stairs, and one companion are permitted in these areas.

An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be present for the ceremony. Seating for hearing impaired guests will be located in Section 121. Due to space limitations, we ask that only one other person be seated with the guest in this area.

Further information is available in the Accessibility Guide for the Jerome Schottenstein Center or by calling the Office of Commencement and Special Events at (614) 292-9051. Some services described in the Accessibility Guide are limited for commencement.

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All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for updates.