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Each year in the Spring, the Lancaster campus has an Honors Convocation program and reception to honor its graduates.  The graduates who attend this program will be wearing caps and gowns.  This event is well attended and is a wonderful way to celebrate students' academic accomplishments.

Graduation is not automatic. To graduate, apply no later than the published graduation deadline.  Student must apply for graduation (here).


Contact Student Services for more information: or 740-681-3310.


If you plan to attend the Spring Graduation Ceremony held at Ohio University Lancaster, you must ALSO register for the event. To register, please click 





All packages include the necessary regalia to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies. Individual items may be purchased if a student desires a souvenir or replacement item. Previous semester graduates may purchase packages by clicking (here). 


*Please note that gowns feature distinct styles for Associate/Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees. A Bachelor gown may not be worn at the graduate/masters ceremony.




How do I go about ordering my cap & gown?

➢  If you are applying for spring graduation, you will be instructed to order your cap & 

gown during the application process. If you applied for graduation during a different semester, or if you did not order your cap & gown when you filled out the summer or fall graduation application, you will need to place your order via the “Student Full Packages” web page by clicking (here).



I just need a cap/tassel/hood. How do I order an individual item?

➢  Click (here) to visit the cashnet web site and select “Student Individual Pieces".

where you can choose the item or items you need.



I have a cap and gown from my high school/undergraduate/masters graduation - can I just wear that?

➢  The cap and gown fabric and shade of black are specific to OHIO University, so you

may not wear regalia from a graduation ceremony at another institution. Also, the gown style is different for each level of degree earned (undergraduate, masters, doctoral), so you will need to order the appropriate cap & gown associated with your degree.



Does my order include the tassel and/or hood, or do I have to order those separately?

➢  Your package includes a cap, gown, tassel and hood (if earning a graduate-level 

degree). You do not need to order a tassel and/or hood separately.



What if I am earning two degrees and want a tassel for both degrees? 

(Applies only to undergraduate students)

➢  You will need to place a separate order for a second tassel. The cap & gown package

includes only one tassel, even if you are earning two degrees; however, be sure to verify the tassel color associated with each degree as some degrees within the same college have the same tassel color.



Why isn’t there a charge for my cap & gown order on my e-bill?

➢  If you placed your order through our Cashnet site you were instructed to pay with 

a credit or debit card, so your student account will not be billed. If you ordered through the spring graduation application your bill should show a total of the $50 graduation fee as well as the package price for the regalia needed for the ceremony. E- bill’s do not provide an itemized list for the purchase.




When and where do I pick up my cap & gown order?

➢  Pick-ups will take place in the Third Floor Information Office located in Brasee Hall

the week of graduation; you will receive an email when they arrive.



Can my order be mailed to me?

➢  At this time, it is not feasible for us to ship cap & gown orders to their recipients.



Can a friend pick up my package for me?

➢  Yes – he or she will just need a valid driver’s license or student ID so that our 

staff can keep track of who picked up your cap & gown.




Something came up & I no longer plan to walk at the ceremony - can I get a refund for my cap & gown?

➢  Unfortunately, we do not issue refunds for cap & gown sales. This is listed in the

graduations application and on our web site.




I think I’m eligible for honor cords - how do I get them?

➢  To receive honor cords, your accumulative grade point average (GPA) for your

bachelor degree as of the previous semesters grades, needs to match the following:

➢  3.500 to 3.749, Cum Laude receives bronze honor cords

➢  3.750 to 3.899, Magna Cum Laude receives silver honor cords

➢  3.900 to 4.00, Summa Cum Laude receives gold honor cords


You will be issued your honor cords when you pick up your cap & gown.



Do master’s and doctoral students get honor cords?

➢  Tradition dictates that because master’s and doctoral graduates wear hoods, they 

do not receive honor cords.




When is the ceremony?

➢ Friday, May 3, 2019



What time does the ceremony begin?

➢ 7:00 p.m.



Where is the ceremony?

➢  Brasee Hall Gymnasium 



Is there a guest limit?

➢  Graduates are limited up to six guests.



Are tickets needed for the ceremony?

➢  Yes



Are there handicapped accessible accommodations?

➢  Yes, there are ramps and special seating sections.



How long does the ceremony last?

➢  The ceremony will last approximately 1 1⁄2 hours.



Where do we park?

➢  You can park in any OUL parking lots and there is 

no charge for parking.




The Lancaster campus hosts a graduation reception to honor students who have completed their degrees during the summer and fall semesters. The reception will be held in Brasee Hall's Wagner Theatre in Mid-December. 


Graduates who attend this reception will not be wearing a cap & gown but are welcome to bring as many guests as they like. No tickets are needed for the Fall Graduation Event. This event is a wonderful way to celebrate students' academic accomplishments.


Student must apply for Fall graduation (here).


Contact Student Services for more information: or 740-681-3310.