Wear your cap and gown (optional), gather with friends and family, and stream the ceremony at 2pm on December 12th. Also, show us your picture celebrating using the #OHIOgrad2020 on social media.
Fall 2020 grads are encouraged to participate in their virtual ceremony, as their names will be read on a personalized slide, and their names will be in the digital program. Plans for future ceremonies have not been confirmed, so we encourage Fall 2020 grads to celebrate with family and friends during their virtual graduation on December 12, 2020 at 2pm on www.ohio.edu/commencement.
You can purchase your regalia here. You must purchase your cap and gown by November 20th to receive it by December 12th. Please keep in mind you may have a different shipping address if you are returning home or to a different address at Thanksgiving. Regalia is not required for the virtual ceremony, but may be purchased as a keepsake.
No. Traditionally, cap and gown costs have always been applied separately to student accounts upon using the Graduation Application. This year, due to COVID-19 (and the need for a virtual ceremony), we were able to work with our regalia vendor to have students order their cap and gown and have it shipped to their address of choosing.
We extended our sales site date past the actual fall ceremony date (December 12, 2020) so that students could have the option to purchase regalia after the ceremony date if necessary.
Honor cords are usually handed out in person at Commencement. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hand them out. For this reason, honor cords can be purchased here.
Please contact the head of your organization, department, or club to inquire if stoles or cords will be offered.
Diplomas are mailed 8-10 weeks after the official semester close date.
The fall program will be available on the commencement website. We will only be producing the program digitally this fall.
In this virtual ceremony, each graduate will be recognized by having their name individually read and celebrated. Graduates should have received instructions via email on how to customize their own slide with a photo and the opportunity to phonetically spell their name to get the most accurate pronunciation for this important milestone.