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Graduation Recognition Ceremony

It is with great anticipation and excitement that Ohio University Zanesville welcomes the Spring 2022 graduation class to an in-person Graduation Recognition Ceremony. 

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 6 p.m. in Littick Hall

Student Check-In Arrival/Line up: 5:15 p.m. (Campus Center Lobby to line up for procession to Littick Hall at 5:50 p.m.)

Ceremony Begins: 6:00 p.m. (approximately 1 hour)

Place: Littick Hall Gymnasium (behind Elson Hall near the Campus Center), 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville

Parking: Parking will be available in the parking lot near Littick Hall behind the Campus Center and in the East parking lot near Elson Hall. There is also handicap accessible parking available just outside of Littick Hall.

Reception with light refreshments following ceremony in Littick Hall.

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Graduate Recognition Ceremony - April 28, 2022 | 6 pm.


All graduates will have the opportunity to have guests attend this ceremony. There is no limit to the number of guests you can bring.  To plan for seating, however, we are asking you to indicate the number of guests attending on the RSVP form.  Also, please let us know if you have guests needing ADA/handicap seating so we can plan properly.

Students need to complete the RSVP form by Friday, April 1, 2022. 

RSVP at this Link

What COVID precautions is OHIO taking with this event?

Ohio University Zanesville is currently fluid in planning and monitoring safety guidelines. However, the following facts are confirmed about the upcoming, in-person Graduation Recognition Ceremony.

  • Given that COVID levels remain low in our area, masking during our Graduation Recognition ceremony is encouraged but not required.  Masks will be provided for those who feel the need to be masked.
  • This ceremony will follow all guidelines outlined by the State of OhioGovernor Mike DeWine and Ohio University COVID protocols. Safety protocols will be given to students and guests prior to the ceremony.
  • In addition, we are encouraging all students, guests and staff to be fully vaccinated.

Cap & Gown Packages

Regalia is required for the in-person ceremony. You may not participate in person without Ohio University issued regalia. No regalia sales will occur at the ceremony venue.

Any graduating student may purchase regalia, regardless of their ceremony participation. Academic honor cords for cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude will be provided by the University based on academic information from the Registrar's Office.  Student regalia will be mailed to student’s home address, no regalia will be available for pick-up at the campus.


Order Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022

Note: Be sure to purchase your regalia before the order deadline to ensure on-time delivery.  Shipping delays have been experienced and are common.


There will be a photographer taking photos during the ceremony. Guests may take photos during the ceremony, but we ask that they remain seated so not to disturb other guests who are trying to see their graduate.

Photo backdrops will also be available for graduates and families to take photos before and after the event.

Many opportunities will be available to capture a popular family photo or selfie around the Ohio University Zanesville campus. Be sure to hashtag #OHIOgrad2022 and #OHIOZanesville to share your memories!

Ohio University Commencement (Athens Campus)

Ohio University plans to host (3) in-person Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremonies:

Graduate Ceremony

Friday, April 29, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
(Doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Undergraduate Ceremonies

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
(Doors open at 8:00 a.m)

 Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 2 p.m.
(Doors open at 12:30 p.m.) 


Convocation Center
95 Richland Ave., Athens, OH

These ceremonies are separate events from the Graduation Recognition Ceremony at OHIO Zanesville.


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Contact: Gail Hayes | Dean’s Office | | 740-588-1434