Ohio University

Graduates

2020 Spring Ceremonies Information

Graduate Ceremony

Friday, May 1, 2020
Ceremony begins at 9:30 AM Doors open at 8:00 AM
Convocation Center | Athens, OH

Undergraduate AM Ceremony

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Doors open at 8:00 AM | Ceremony begins at 9:30 AM 
Convocation Center | Athens, OH 


Colleges participating in the AM Ceremony are listed below. This does NOT reflect the order of conferral.

  • College of Business 
  • Scripps College of Communication
  • Russ College of Engineering and Technology 
  • College of Fine Arts 
  • Regional Higher Education 
  • University College  

Undergraduate PM Ceremony

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Doors open at 1:00 PM | Ceremony begins at 2:30 PM 
Convocation Center | Athens, OH 

Colleges participating in the PM Ceremony are listed below. This does NOT reflect the order of conferral.

  • College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Patton College of Education 
  • International Studies
  • College of Health and Sciences and Professions 
  • Honors Tutorial College

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 each ceremony lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

For questions, please contact commencement@ohio.edu or call the office of Event Services at 740.593.4020.

Participation Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in spring commencement, have your name listed in the commencement program, and purchase a cap and gown, you must have filed a valid graduation application for the spring semester. If you will complete your degree requirements in the summer semester following the spring commencement ceremony, then you may make an application for graduation in spring indicating you will complete your degree in summer.

To be eligible to participate in fall commencement, have your name listed in the commencement program, and purchase a cap and gown, you must have already been awarded your degree the preceding summer semester or have filed a valid graduation application for the fall semester.

Participation Instructions

Information forthcoming. 

Speaker

Information forthcoming. 

College Receptions

Information forthcoming.

Photographs

Photographs will be taken by a professional photographer. A picture will be taken of each candidate being greeted by their academic dean or representative on stage. Within ten days following Commencement, candidates should receive a photographic proof. There is no obligation to purchase these pictures. The transaction, however, is an agreement between the student and GradImages. Ohio University serves only in the capacity of providing the opportunity for the transaction. All questions regarding photographs should be directed to the company's telephone number, 850.907.2740, or by visiting gradimages.com.