Autumn Commencement

Sunday, December 16, 2018
Jerome Schottenstein Center
2:00 PM

Commencement at The Ohio State University is a festive and joyous occasion at which family and guests are welcome to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class. The information contained on this website is designed to be beneficial to all those participating in or attending the commencement ceremony.

The Jerome Schottenstein Center opens at 12:00 PM commencement day.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The ceremony will last approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Tickets are required for guests. Please visit our Tickets page for details.

Take the Graduation Survey. The university administers a Graduation Survey to all graduating students (except full-time MBAs and PhDs who receive separate, national surveys) beginning three weeks prior to commencement. Students are encouraged to complete the survey as data are used throughout the university to enhance the experiences of future Buckeyes. To take the survey, visit

Facts on Summer Commencement 2018

Commencement Live Video Stream and Broadcast

All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for updates.