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2020 In-Person Commencement Ceremony 
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 2pm on College Green


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Check out all the ways we celebrated with the Class of 2020 in May 2020! 

Further questions can be directed to commencement@ohio.edu

Where is the 2020 commencement ceremony?

This ceremony will take place on College Green on Sunday September 5th at 2pm. The event will be rain or shine. 

How do I RSVP?

An email with an RSVP link was sent directly to all OHIO student emails of those who graduated in Fall 2020 or Spring 2020. Please check your clutter or junk mail. If you still didn’t receive it, please e-mail commencement@ohio.edu and we will resend you the email. 

Will this event be ticketed?

No tickets are necessary. We are providing seating for up to four guests per graduate. There will be a limited mobility section. 

Will this event be live-streamed?

Yes, the event will be live-streamed for guests who are unable to attend the ceremony. The live stream will be embedded directly on this site (www.ohio.edu/commencement) when the ceremony is about to begin.

How can I purchase my cap and gown?

You can purchase your regalia here. You must purchase your cap and gown by August 5th to receive it by the September 5th ceremony. 

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.

Isn't my cap and gown cost included in the graduation fee?

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. All regalia purchases made in spring 2020 were refunded.


Will there be accessibility accommodations at this ceremony?

Yes. A detailed seating map will be available soon!

I am faculty at Ohio University, how can I participate in commencement?

Faculty may attend the ceremony as a guest. Regalia rentals will not be available this year due to time constraints. 

Contact Us

Ceremony Questions

The Office of Event Services

Baker University Center 347 | 740.593.4020

Grading and/or Application Questions

The Office of the Registrar

Chubb Hall | 740.593.4191