2019 Fall Ceremony Information
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM | Doors open at 12:30 PM
Graduates must check in at the lower-concourse entrance off of Richland Avenue of the Convocation Center no later than 1:15 PM. 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. Tickets are not necessary for this ceremony.
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.
Graduates check in will be located in the lower-concourse entrance off of Richland Avenue of the Convocation Center. 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.
Doctoral degree candidates please visit the following link for commencement and hooding information: ohio.edu/graduate/current-students/commence
The dean of the graduate college will introduce all master's degree candidates for conferral by the president of the University. The dean will then request the candidates for master's degrees by college to proceed to the platform under the direction of the marshals. Candidates will be led in two separate lines to the ramp in front of the stage area. As each candidate proceeds up the ramp, the student will hand their name card to a READER.
Candidates will proceed up the ramp be greeted by the academic dean or designated assistant of their college and immediately proceed down the ramp to their left or right, where upon each candidate will be handed a Commencement folder. Candidates will then return to their seats. A formal recessional will conclude the ceremony after all degrees have been conferred.
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.