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Commencement

Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 10, 2:00 p.m.

Convocation Center
95 Richland Ave., Athens, OH

General Information

Where is the ceremony?

The ceremony will take place at 2pm on Saturday, December 10 at the Convocation Center on 95 Richland Avenue, Athens, OH 45701.

When do doors open to guests?

Doors open to guests at 12:30pm.

How long is the ceremony?

Approximately 2.5 hours.

What is the link for the live video streaming of the ceremony?

Go to www.ohio.edu/commencement - the link will be available on the front page once the event begins. 

Who is the speaker?

TBD

Where can I find information on Regional Campus Celebrations?

TBD

Where should I park?

TBD

Are seats reserved?

No, all seating is general admission, first come, first serve. There are limited mobility seating sections, but no reservations are needed.

How can I get pictures from commencement?

Grad Images will be contacting your OHIO email or permanent address with proofs of your commencement photo available for purchase.

What is the order of conferral?
  • Doctoral Students
  • Masters Students
  • Undergraduate Students

All students must return to their seats after conferral to be respectful to other graduates and families. The event will adjourn at the very end of the ceremony.

Is there a lost and found?

Lost and found is located at Will Call. After the event, all items will be taken to Baker University Center Guest Services (740-593-4000).

I am Faculty participating in commencement. What do I need to know?
  • Faculty may enter the lower lobby entrance (the street entrance below the main entrance directly off Richland Avenue near the parking garage under the Convocation Center).
  • Faculty must be wearing regalia. Regalia can be rented at https://athensfaulty.shopoakhalli.com
  • There is no line up within the Convocation Center. Instead, Faculty are to find their seats in the first row of each college section. Faculty must be in their seats by 1:40pm. Faculty will stay seated the entire time and not go to the stage (unless you are a pre-approved mentor for a Doctoral candidate). 

Student Information

How many guests can I bring?

Each student may bring 6 guests. The event is not ticketed. 

When should I arrive for the ceremony?

For Doctoral and Masters students: Check in will begin at 12:30pm in Grosvenor Hall, 16 West Green Drive, in the Graduate College. Students must be in their seats at the Convocation Center by 1:45pm.

For Undergraduate students: Check in begin in the Convocation Center at 12:30pm. Students must be in their seats by 1:45pm.

What side should my tassel be on?

For Undergraduate students: To the right prior to conferral of degree. Upon conferral, tassel is moved to the front left.

For Doctoral and Masters students: Tassels start and stay on the front left.

Where can I put my coat and purse during commencement?

There is no place to store personal items such as coats, backpacks, or bags. Anything you bring, you will need to carry through the ceremony. Backpacks, coats, and large purses will not be permitted onto the commencement floor. Therefore, please arrange with family or friends to hold onto items you do not want to carry onto the Convocation Center floor. 

For the safety and security of those attending commencement, all bags and packages entering the Convocation Center before and during the ceremony are subject to inspection. This includes, but is not limited to, purses, backpacks, camera bags, and diaper bags. 

Contact Us

Ceremony Questions

The Office of Event Services

Baker University Center 347 | 740.593.4020
commencement@ohio.edu

Grading and/or Application Questions

The Office of the Registrar

Chubb Hall | 740.593.4191
registrar@ohio.edu