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Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Convocation Center
95 Richland Ave., Athens, OH

 

2022 Commencement Program [PDF]

Friday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.

Ceremony Recording

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Doctoral and Masters Students — All Colleges

Saturday, April 30, 9:30 a.m.

Ceremony Recording

Undergraduate Ceremony

College of Business

College of Fine Arts

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Scripps College of Communication

University College

*Not actual order of conferral

Saturday, April 30, 2:00 p.m.

Ceremony Recording

Undergraduate Ceremony

Center for International Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Health Sciences and Professions

College of Education

Honors Tutorial College

*Not actual order of conferral

General Information

Where are the commencement ceremonies?

Spring ceremonies will take place at the Convocation Center on 95 Richland Avenue, Athens Ohio 45701

The Graduate ceremony for Masters and Doctoral students will take place on Friday April 29th at 9:30am.

The Undergraduate Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, April 30th at 9:30am and 2pm.

  • 9:30AM Ceremony
    • College of Business
    • College of Fine Arts
    • Russ College of Engineering and Technology
    • Scripps College of Communication
    • University College 
  • 2PM Ceremony
    • Center for International Studies
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Health Sciences and Professions
    • College of Education
    • Honors Tutorial College

*Not actual order of conferral

When do doors open to guests?

Doors open to guests 1.5 hours prior to each ceremony.

What COVID precautions are you taking at this event?
  • All graduates, guests and staff are encouraged to wear a medical grade face covering while inside the Convocation Center. 
  • In addition, we are encouraging all students, guests and staff to be fully vaccinated.
  • Each graduate is only allowed 6 guests per graduate, and all guests are encouraged to social distance from other parties not in their household.
Do I have to be vaccinated to attend commencement?

Vaccination status of students, guests or staff as they enter the Convocation Center won’t be checked. However, to stop the spread of COVID-19, we encourage all who participate in this event to be fully vaccinated. All guests, graduates and staff are encouraged to wear a face covering while they are in the Convocation Center or any other building on campus. 

How long is the ceremony?

Each ceremony will be approximately 2 hours.

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

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

What items are prohibited at the commencement ceremonies?

Bag checks will be preformed. Prohibited items are as follows:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Alcohol
  • Animals
  • Bookbags/backpacks
  • Commercial video/audio equipment and tripods
  • Fireworks
  • Food/beverages
  • Hoverboards/skateboards
  • Ice chests/coolers
  • Laser pointers
  • Noisemakers/airhorns
  • Weapons (including pepper spray and knives/blades of any length)
  • Signs, flags, and banners
  • Any item(s) deemed hazardous by event personnel

*Use of tobacco products within and around the facility is prohibited due University Policy 44.113: Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus.

Where can I find information on Regional Campus Celebrations?

OHIO Chillicothe

Thursday, April 28

Nurse Pinning Ceremony, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Bennett Hall Auditorium

Graduation Recognition Ceremony, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Shoemaker Center

Contact: Jaime Lowe, lowej@ohio.edu

OHIO Chillicothe Graduation Recognition Ceremony Information

 

OHIO Eastern

Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m., Health and Physical Education Center (HAPEC)

Contact:  Lori Poch, Student Services, poch@ohio.edu, 740.699.2354

OHIO Eastern Graduation Recognition Ceremony Information

 

OHIO Lancaster

Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m., Gymnasium | Brasee Hall

Contact: Maryann Lape, lape@ohio.edu

OHIO Lancaster Graduation Recognition Ceremony Information

 

OHIO Southern

Thursday, April 28

Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 3 p.m., Shaffer Courtyard

Graduation Recognition Ceremony, 7 p.m., Shafer Courtyard
Rain date is May 1 at 5 p.m.

Contact: Tina Canter, canterc@ohio.edu

OHIO Southern Graduation Recognition Ceremony Information

 

OHIO Zanesville

Thursday, April 28

Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 2 p.m., Littick Hall

Graduation Recognition Ceremony, 6 p.m., Littick Hall

Contact: Gail Hayes, Dean’s Office, hayesg@ohio.edu, 740.588.1434

OHIO Zanesville Graduation Recognition Ceremony Information

Are seats reserved?

No reservations are needed for any seating. All seating, including limited mobility sections, is first come, first serve.

How can I get pictures from Commencement?

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

What is the order of conferral?

Graduate Ceremony - April 29th

Doctoral Students

Masters 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.

Undergraduate Ceremonies - April 30th

Order to be announced.

-All students are encouraged to 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 interested in participating in Commencement. What do I need to know?
  • To rent Regalia please visit: https://ohiofaculty.shopoakhalli.com/ by March 19, 2022. 
  • Faculty will line up in front of their College which will check in under the Convocation Center in the Garage Area.
  • Faculty participating in Commencement should arrive to their college's check in area (in their regalia) at least 45 minutes prior to each ceremony start time. 

Information for Students

I missed the deadline to order my cap & gown. How can I get one?

Online ordering has closed. However, we will have a cap and gown distribution site on the days of the ceremonies in Baker University Center room 366. This site will be open 7:30am - 9:30am on Friday, 4/29, and 7:30am - 2pm on Saturday, 4/30.

How many guests can I bring?

Each student may only bring 6 guests to the ceremony. The event is not ticketed.

We encourage families/guests to social distance from other parties not in their households. 

When should I arrive for my ceremony?

Friday, April 29th, 9:30am Ceremony for Doctoral and Masters students

Check in will begin at 8am in the Convocation Center Garage

Saturday, April 30th, 9:30am Ceremony for Undergraduate Students

Check in will begin at 8am in the Convocation Center Garage

Graduates must be checked in and in College Line by 8:45am

Saturday, April 30th, 2pm Ceremony for Undergraduate students

Check in will begin at 12:30pm in the Convocation Center Garage

Graduates must be checked in and in College Line by 1:15pm

What side should my tassel be on?

To the right prior to degree conferral. Upon conferral, tassel is moved to 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 ceremonies are subject to inspection. This includes, but is not limited to purses, backpacks, camera bags, and diaper bags. 

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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