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2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Ceremony: May 4, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Undergraduate Ceremonies: May 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM

Commencement exercises are held indoors in the Convocation Center, located on the west green of the Ohio University Athens campus. Tickets are not required for any ceremony and the ceremony lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

For questions, please contact commencement@ohio.edu or call the office of Event Services at 740.593.4020.

2018 Spring Commencement Information

Graduate Ceremony
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 9:30 AM | Doors open at 8:00 AM
Convocation Center | Athens, OH

Undergraduate Ceremonies

AM Undergraduate Ceremony | Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:30 AM

In order of degree conferral:

College of Business
College of Fine Arts
Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology
University College
Regional Higher Education
Scripps College of Communication
 

Candidates must assemble in the Convocation Center garage area no later than 8:45 AM. Signs will be placed throughout the garage area indicating each college's location. Candidates will form a single line behind the appropriate sign. Candidates will receive a name card in the garage area which they must keep with them until they are called to the platform for recognition. Graduates will exit the area after their name is called. Tickets are not necessary for this ceremony.

PM Undergraduate Ceremony | Saturday, May 5, 2018, 2:00 PM

In order of degree conferral:

Honors Tutorial College
Center for International Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
College of Health Sciences and Professions

Travel, Lodging and Guest Information

2018 Fall Commencement Information

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Convocation Center | Athens, OH

Combined Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremony

Travel, Lodging and Guest Information

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Cap and Gown Distribution

Located in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center Room 366, 3rd floor of Baker University Center.

  • Monday, April 30, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 | 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

View the cap and gown page for more ordering information.

Graduation Checklist

  1. Review day-of ceremony participation information
  2. Pick up your cap and gown during distribution.
  3. Inform family and friends of ceremony dates and times.
  4. Arrive to the Convocation Center garage no later than 45 minutes prior to the start time of your ceremony.
  5. Join the Alumni Association.
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