Tickets and Reservations


Contact the Parent Programs Office

Mailing Address:
Parent Programs
Centre College
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422

859.238.5208 Carol Maddox
859.238.5345 Mona Wyatt

Office Location:
Second Floor of Old Centre

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays.



The Parent Programs Office communicates with both students and parents about Commencement activities, reservations and tickets. Tickets are required to attend the Commencement ceremony as well as other activities for the weekend.

Tickets and reservations are required in order for us to prepare. We look forward to having you on campus in May to celebrate the many special accomplishments of your Centre student on this important occasion.

If you have any questions about Commencement activities, do not hesitate to call Mona at (859) 238-5345 or Carol at (859) 238-5208 and we will be happy to help.

Tickets for Commencement

Ticket Request Forms are due to be turned in at the Senior Fair March 8-9 in the Ewen Room. Seniors received a letter and a ticket request form asking them to indicate the number of tickets they need for family and friends for the Commencement ceremony. We suggest you communicate with your senior concerning your ticket needs and encourage them to return the form to us promptly. Ticket requests received after the deadline will be processed last. Ticket requests not turned in at the Senior Fair can be brought to Old Centre, Parent Programs Office by March 19. 
Commencement tickets will be mailed TO YOUR SENIOR in campus mail in early May (unless they are studying abroad or are away from campus – in that case, the tickets will be mailed to your home address). Note also that seniors can request that their tickets in Newlin Hall be SPLIT (2 and 2 or 1 and 3) if they have a family situation (such as divorce) that requires this.
Based on the number of expected graduates, we can guarantee each senior FOUR tickets to the ceremony in Newlin Hall. The remaining tickets will be for the simulcast in Alumni Gym in Sutcliffe Hall. Each senior is usually granted UP TO FIVE tickets to the simulcast, however, seniors should request as many tickets as they actually need. Most years there are enough simulcast tickets available to meet all the requests for our families and guests.
While we do not anticipate many, if any, extra tickets in Newlin Hall, if any tickets are available we will draw those in a lottery fashion. Remember, the entire family can be with you to participate in ALL the weekend’s activities; the only restriction will be the ticketing during the actual ceremony in Newlin Hall.

Special Needs

Special needs seating is available for people confined to wheelchairs and for anyone physically unable to climb stairs. Seniors also have been asked to indicate the number of guests requiring special needs seating on the reservation form. Those same seats can be reserved for Baccalaureate and handicapped parking is also available for both events in special reserved parking behind the Norton Center. Parking passes for this lot will be issued to families with handicapped guests or special needs guests.
Guest seating for the Baccalaureate Service is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. However, guests needing handicapped seating should reserve it for Baccalaureate as well as Commencement.

Reservations for Events

Reservations are required for the Saturday Family Picnic and the Sunday Luncheon. A meal reservation form will be sent to parents. Please review the form and return it with your payment by May 15. Meal tickets will be mailed directly to you – if you forget to bring the tickets, we’ll have your name on a list and can replace them. Please note that there is no charge for your senior to any of the events, but please include them on your form so that we have an accurate count.
We encourage you to take advantage of the meals on campus, especially the Sunday luncheon, since eating lunch out in Danville on a Sunday can take a long time on any weekend, and you barely have two hours before your student has to be back for the lineup. Our catering crew does an excellent job of getting everyone fed in plenty of time! Based on past experience, we are pretty sure your senior will prefer to be at the picnic Saturday evening to visit with friends and family and see the fireworks.


We encourage you to make reservations at local hotels as soon as possible in Danville, Harrodsburg, and surrounding areas. Look in the Parent Handbook Danville and the Area section for a listing of area accommodations or visit the Danville website. If you need assistance with accommodations, please contact the Parent Programs Office at (859) 238-5208 or (859) 238-5345 as we will be keeping track of which hotels have rooms available.