Commencement Staff Information

**Link to Commencement Staff Assistant Response Form**

The Ohio University Commencement ceremonies are quickly approaching! Your commitment to work is a key element in making Commencement successful and memorable for our graduates, their families and friends. We appreciate your willingness to serve and celebrate our students’ great success. Please complete the provided form and return via e-mail. If you have any questions, e-mail us at or call 740-593-4020.  

The Commencement ceremony dates are as follows:
•    Friday, May 2, 9:30 AM - Masters & Doctoral Graduates
•    Saturday, May 3, 9:30 AM - College of Business, College of Fine Arts, Regional Campuses, Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering & Technology, Scripps College of Communication and University College
•    Saturday, May 4, 2:00 PM - College of Arts & Sciences, Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Honors Tutorial College and the Center for International Studies

We request that staff assistants arrive no later than 7:15 AM for the graduate and morning undergraduate ceremony and no later than 11:45 AM for the afternoon undergraduate ceremony.

Commencement staff will not be given a stipend for their time on Friday.  For those working the Saturday ceremony, a stipend will be added to your next regular paycheck following Commencement.  Any staff who will be assisting at Commencement on Saturday will be compensated $50 for each ceremony worked.   

Due to the time frame that Commencement falls in relation to the end of the fiscal year we will be approving the stipends the week prior to Commencement based on the responses.  Please be sure to sign in and out for your assigned shifts, and make all efforts to notify us of any changes in your availability to minimize any payroll complications.  Please call 740-593-4020 with any questions or availability updates.

A confirmation e-mail with your assignment will be sent to you. We also ask that you attend the Commencement orientation meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 1st at 2:00 PM on the Convocation Center arena floor.