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Commencement 2023

Heritage College Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony 

Saturday, May 13

 

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General Information

AGENDA

SPEAKER

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

 

Information for Graduates

GRADUATE ACADEMIC REGALIA

DIPLOMAS

 

Information for Guests

PARKING & SHUTTLES

ACCESSIBILITY SEATING AND ACCOMMODATIONS

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS/LODGING

 

Information for Mentors

MENTOR INFORMATION  

MENTOR ACADEMIC REGALIA

 

Virtual Viewing

LIVESTREAM LINK

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

ARCHIVED CEREMONIES

2021 MATCH RESULTS

General Information

 

Agenda

 

Friday, May 12 – Athens
Graduate Rehearsal (mentors optional) at Convocation Center. Time to be determined. 

Saturday, May 13 – Athens
Doors open to guests at Convocation Center, 8:30 a.m. 
Graduates and mentors arrive for line up at Convocation Center, 9:00 a.m. 
Commencement Ceremony at Convocation Center, 10 a.m. 

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Speaker

To be determined and announced at a later date. 

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Graduation Announcements

To place your graduation announcement order please click here

Safety Protocols

For the safety and security of those attending Commencement, all bags entering the Convocation Center will be subject to inspection. This includes but is not limited to purses, backpacks, camera bags and diaper bags. 

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Information for Graduates

Graduate Academic Regalia

All graduates who plan to participate in Commencement must wear regalia. Regalia will be shipped directly to each graduate, and graduates are expected to bring their academic attire with them on graduation day. A link to place academic regalia orders will be shared closer to the event. 

Note: This is not the same link for mentors who wish to rent regalia.

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Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates. If graduates need to update their mailing address or verify the address on file, please contact graduation@ohio.edu as soon as possible to update or verify your address. Diplomas are scheduled to be mailed 10-15 business days after graduation. This address will also be used for mailing items to graduates who do not attend the in-person ceremony after the event. 

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Information for Guests

Parking and Shuttles 

 

Seating and Accommodations

Seating in the Convocation Center is on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no tickets issued. There is no limit on the number of guests that graduates may invite to the ceremony.

Accessibility Seating: There are designated seating sections for guests who have limited mobility and for guests who are wheelchair bound. We ask that only one additional guest sit in this section to maximize our accessibility seating options. Ushers will be available to direct guests to these seats.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: An American Sign Language (ALS) interpreter will provide interpreting services at the ceremony. There is a designated ASL seating section for the best view of the interpreter. The interpreter will also be shown on the livestream link for guests watching the ceremony remotely.

Lactation: A Mamava lactation suite is available to use as a comfortable, private location for individuals needing to pump or nurse. To utilize the Mamava suite, you will need to download the Mamava App on Apple App Store or Google Play. The app will allow you to unlock the Mamava suite in the Convocation Center.

Travel/Arrangements/Lodging

For lodging and local restaurants, visit the Athens County Visitors Bureau click here.

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Information for Mentors

Mentor Information

A mentor is someone who has encouraged and fostered a student's academic accomplishments. They should best represent the spirit and the art of medical education. A mentor is not required for graduation. The criteria for mentor selection is as follows:

  1. Each student may choose ONE mentor for Commencement.
  2. The mentor must have a doctoral degree (degrees include, but are not limited to: D.O., M.D., D.D.S., D.P.M., D.V.M., D.C., D.M.D., O.D., Ph.D., J.D., etc.).
  3. The mentor must be an established member of the professional community who has practiced/worked in their field for a minimum of one year. Peers and fellow classmates cannot serve as mentors.

Mentor Academic Regalia: Mentors will be expected to wear academic regalia. Mentors are welcome to bring their own regalia if they own. For those that need to rent academic regalia, a link will be provided closer to the ceremony.  Rented regalia will be available for pickup on the morning of Commencement in the lower lobby of the Convocation Center, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Rented regalia should be returned immediately following the ceremony.

 

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Virtual Viewing

Livestream Link

Graduates who wish to participate virtually can watch the livestream ceremony. Graduates who are viewing the livestream ceremony remotely will have their name called after all in-person graduate names are called. The livestream will be watch-only. Graduates will not be on the screen from home as their name is called. Graduates are encouraged to share this website with anyone who wishes to watch the livestream ceremony. The link will be available on graduation day.

 

Watch the May 6 Award Ceremony Livestream

 

Watch the May 7 Commencement Livestream

Virtual Program

A virtual copy of the Commencement program will be available shortly before the ceremony.

 

Archived Ceremonies

If you couldn't attend previous ceremonies or wish to view them again, the links below will take you to archived videos of the event.

WATCH 2022 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

WATCH 2022 AWARDS CEREMONY 

WATCH 2021 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

2021 MATCH RESULTS

VIEW 2020 GRADUATION CELEBRATION WEBPAGE

WATCH 2019 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 

WATCH 2018 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 

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