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Graduation Recognition Ceremony

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It is with great anticipation and excitement that Ohio University Eastern welcomes the Spring 2022 graduation classes to a special, in-person Graduation Recognition Ceremony. This is a separate event from the formal Commencement Ceremonies held on the Athens campus on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Check-In Arrival: 5:30 p.m.

Ceremony Begins: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Health and Physical Education Center (HAPEC)



Students who plan to participate in the Spring 2022 Graduation Recognition Ceremony need to complete the RSVP form by Friday, April 1, 2022. 

All graduates will have the opportunity to have guests attend this ceremony.  If you or your guest(s) require accessibility accommodations, please provide this information on the RSVP form.


Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Center

About the Ceremony

The ceremony will be approximately 1 hour in length and will include the following:

  • Welcome and Introductions by Dean David Rohall
  • Guest Speaker
  • Presentation of Student Awards and Candidates
  • Closing


Regalia is required for the in-person ceremony. You may not participate in person without Ohio University issued regalia. No regalia sales will occur at the ceremony venue.

Any graduating student may purchase regalia, regardless of their ceremony participation. Academic honor cords for cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude will be provided by the University based on academic information from the Registrar's Office. Student regalia will be mailed to student’s home address, no regalia will be available for pick-up at the campus.


Order Deadline: April 1, 2022

Note: Be sure to purchase your regalia before the order deadline to ensure on-time delivery. Gowns feature distinct styles for Associate/Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees.  A Bachelor gown may not be worn at the graduate/masters ceremony.


Guest may take photos during the ceremony, but we ask that they remain seated during the ceremony so not to disturb other guest who are trying to see their graduate.

A selfie station will also be available to get a special shot with honored graduates.

Many opportunities will be available to capture a popular family photo or selfie around the Ohio University Eastern campus. Be sure to hashtag #OHIOgrad2022 to share your memories!

What COVID precautions is OHIO taking with this event?

Ohio University Eastern is currently fluid in planning and monitoring safety guidelines. However, the following facts are confirmed about the upcoming, in-person Graduation Recognition Ceremony.

Ohio University Commencement (Athens Campus)

Ohio University plans to host (3) in-person Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremonies:

Graduate Ceremony

Friday, April 29, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
(Doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Undergraduate Ceremonies

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
(Doors open at 8:00 a.m)

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 2 p.m.
(Doors open at 12:30 p.m.) 


Convocation Center
95 Richland Ave., Athens, OH

This ceremony is a separate event from the Graduation Recognition Ceremony at OHIO Eastern.

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CONTACT: Lori Poch | Student Services | poch@ohio.edu | 740-699-2354