AU's Spring 2018 Commencement Set for May 5

Ashland University's Spring 2018 Commencement will be held May 5 at 10 a.m. on Jones' Terrace on the front lawn of Founders Hall, which is located near College Avenue. The special ceremony for the 140th anniversary of the University will be for both undergraduate and graduate students and will begin at 10 a.m. No tickets will be required for this outdoor ceremony. 

In the event of rain, the ceremony for undergraduate students will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center and each undergraduate student will be given five tickets to allow his or her family to attend the ceremony. Lineup for these students and undergraduate faculty will be in the Conard Field House located just west of the Physical Education Center.

In the event of rain, the ceremony for graduate students will be held in Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts and each graduate student will be given five tickets to allow his or her family to attend the ceremony. Lineup for the graduate students will be in the Recital Hall, Room 115, Center for the Arts, while lineup for graduate faculty will be in Room 101/102 Center for the Arts.

The tickets for the indoor events will be included with the cap and gown packets that students pick up at the Bookstore. Overflow seating will be available in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium, where the ceremony will be broadcast live at each venue (see enclosed map for locations). The event also will be broadcast on the www.ashland.edu website.

A Commencement day lunch will be held to honor all of Ashland's graduates. On behalf of the University, You (the graduate) and two members of your family to be our guests for the luncheon, which will be served immediately following the ceremony in Myerrs Convocation Center. Additional guests will be served for a fee. Please make your reservations by April 27, 2018, by visiting the website -- http://www.ashlandbookstore.com/SiteText.aspx?id=23347 to order tickets online.

View Past Ceremonies

Spring 2017 Commencement

Senator Rob Portman, Ashland University's Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

Speaker - Sen. Rob Portman
View Spring '17 Commencement

Winter 2016 Commencement

Fred Broad, Ashland University's Winter 2016 Commencement Speaker

Speaker - Fred Broad
View Winter '16 Commencement

Spring 2016 Commencement

Hugh Hewitt, Ashland University Commencement Speaker, Spring 2016

Speaker - Hugh Hewitt
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Winter 2015 Commencement

Mark Kvamme, Winter 2015 Commencement Speaker

Speaker - Mark Kvamme
View Winter '15 Commencement

Spring 2015 Commencement

Sue Ramsey, Former Ashland University Women's Basketball Coach, Spring 2015 Commencement Speaker

Speaker - Sue Ramsey
View Spring '15 Commencement

Spring 2014 Commencement

Spring 2014 Commencement speaker William G. Batchhelder

Speaker - William G. Batchelder
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Winter 2013 Commencement

Winter 2013 Commencement speaker David P. Blom

Speaker - David P. Blom
View Winter '13 Commencement

Spring 2013 Commencement

donald jakeway

Speaker - Donald Jakeway
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Winter 2012 Commencement

Speaker - Dr. Donald Rinehart

Speaker - Dr. Donald Rinehart
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Spring 2012 Commencement

Speaker - Arie Lipsky

Speaker - Arie Lipsky
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Winter 2011 Commencement

Speaker - Jerry Ruyan

Speaker - Jerry Ruyan
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Spring 2011 Commencement

Speaker - Sherrod Brown

Speaker - Sherrod Brown
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