Graduates and their guests are our focus for Autumn Commencement 2017. We are committed to accommodating as many guests as possible in the Schottenstein Center. Only students who have applied to graduate are eligible to receive tickets to the ceremony on December 17.
An admission ticket is required for any guest age two (2) or over. Children under age two who sit on the lap of another guest do not need their own ticket. Graduates do not need a ticket.
Ticket ordering information will be sent by email to graduates beginning the week of November 13. Students should check their Ohio State email address for a message from Commencement Tickets.
Graduates may request up to four general admission tickets, with the option of joining a waitlist for up to an additional four tickets.
Graduates are responsible for ordering tickets for their guests. Tickets are free, but orders must be submitted online through the "My Ohio State Student Account" portal by December 1.
Please visit the Graduate Ticket page for more detailed information for graduates on the ticketing process.
Other Viewing Options
Guests who are unable to attend the ceremony in the Schottenstein Center are encouraged to watch the livestream broadcast online by clicking this link.
The livestream broadcast will also be played in the Conference Theater of the Fawcett Center, located at 2400 Olentangy River Road, across the street from the Schottenstein Center. Seating will be first-come, first-served and is limited to 500 guests. Parking will be available in lots adjacent to the Fawcett Center.
All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.