Ohio University


2018 Fall Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Doors open at 12:30 PM

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 the ceremony lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

2019 Spring Commencement Information

Graduate Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Convocation Center | Athens, OH | Doors open at 8:00 AM

Undergraduate Ceremonies

AM Undergraduate Ceremony | Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Convocation Center | Athens, OH | Doors open at 8:00 AM

College of Business
College of Fine Arts
Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology
University College
Regional Higher Education
Scripps College of Communication
**Not in order of degree conferral

Candidates must assemble in the Convocation Center garage area no later than 8:45 AM. Signs will be placed throughout the garage area indicating each college's location. Candidates will form a single line behind the appropriate sign. Candidates will receive a name card in the garage area which they must keep with them until they are called to the platform for recognition. Graduates will exit the area after their name is called. Tickets are not necessary for this ceremony.

PM Undergraduate Ceremony | Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Convocation Center | Athens, OH | Doors open at 12:30 PM

Honors Tutorial College
Center for International Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
College of Health Sciences and Professions
**Not in order of degree conferral

Travel, Lodging and Guest Information

For ceremony questions, please contact:

The Office of Event Services

Baker University Center 347 | 740.593.4020

For grading and/or application questions, please contact:

The Office of the Registrar

Chubb Hall | 740.593.4191

Students at a graduation ceremony

Cap and Gown Distribution

Located in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center Room 366, 3rd floor of Baker University Center.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

View the cap and gown page for more ordering information.

Graduation Checklist

  1. Review day-of ceremony participation information
  2. Pick up your cap and gown during distribution.
  3. Inform family and friends of ceremony dates and times.
  4. Arrive to the Convocation Center garage no later than 45 minutes prior to the start time of your ceremony.
  5. Join the Alumni Association.
Students at graduation