AU's Spring 2017 Commencement Set for May 6

Ashland University’s Spring 2017 Commencement will be held on May 6 at 10 a.m. at Jack Miller Stadium, located in the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex off Broad Street.

Faculty and students who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble on the Ferguson soccer field and track located southwest of Miller Stadium at 9:15 a.m. No tickets are needed for the ceremony held at Miller Stadium.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center. The location of commencement will be listed at the top of the AU homepage by 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 6. If the ceremony is indoors, lineup for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty will be in the Conard Field House and each undergraduate and graduate student will receive four tickets to allow friends and family to attend an indoor ceremony. Overflow seating also will be available in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium, where the ceremony will be broadcast live at each venue.

A buffet luncheon will be held in Myers Convocation Center following the graduation ceremony. Tickets are required for the buffet luncheon. Each graduate and two guests will receive this buffet at no charge. For additional guest graduation tickets, there is a $17 charge for adults, a $7.50 charge for children under 10 and no charge for children under 3. It is recommended that you purchase tickets by April 28, 2017, by returning the form enclosed in your commencement brochure or by ordering online from the bookstore website --

Luncheon tickets will be returned to you by mail. If your request is received after April 28, your tickets may be picked up Commencement day in the lobby of the upper level of the Convocation Center. If you have questions, call Auxiliary Services at 419-289-5249.

See information titles/links at left for information regarding Congratulations from the President, Lineup and Procession, Important Information, Luncheon Information and Tickets, and General Information. 


The live stream of the Winter 2016 Commencement may also be viewed on the Journalism and Digital Media website.

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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
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Spring 2015 Commencement

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

Speaker - Sue Ramsey
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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
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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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