Ohio University

Commencement 2018


2019 Fall Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM
Convocation Center | Athens, OH | Doors open at 12:30 PM


2019 Fall Ceremony Information

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.

Graduates must check in at the lower-concourse entrance off of Richland Avenue of the Convocation Center no later than 1:15 PM. Signs will be placed throughout the Convocation Center indicating each college’s location. Candidates will check-in with their college, receive their designated line-up location and a name card 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.

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

BOOK On-Campus Commencement Housing 

Two female graduates during commencement

Cap and Gown Distribution

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

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

View the regalia 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.

2020 Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Planning for spring ceremonies? Fall is in full swing, but we're gearing up for spring too! 

Spring Ceremonies