Ohio University


2018 Spring Ceremony Information

Master's and Doctoral Ceremony | Friday, May 4, 2018, 9:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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 each ceremony lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Order of degree conferral will be posted as information becomes available.

Participation Instructions

Faculty are asked to arrive in the Convocation Center garage no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Signs will be placed throughout the Convocation Center indicating each college’s location. Faculty will form a single line behind the appropriate sign and in front of the candidates

At the appropriate time, each line will be led into the arena by a marshal. Please move quickly and quietly and sit where directed. Following the processional and the singing of the National Anthem, the ceremony will be convened. The Commencement speaker will follow, after which everyone will rise for the singing of the Alma Mater.

For the ceremony, faculty will remain seated for the conferral of degrees and recess with their college at the conclusion of the ceremony.


All rental packages include the necessary regalia to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies.

College Receptions

Information forthcoming.