I wish to personally congratulate each one of you and to extend congratulations from the faculty, administration and staff of Ashland University to those of you who will receive either undergraduate or graduate degrees this spring. This is what you have worked hard to achieve and have looked forward to since enrolling at Ashland. You and your family have a right to be proud. We all look forward to recognizing your achievement at the Commencement ceremony on May 5 at 10 a.m.
The Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony will be held 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 are required for this outside event.
In the event of rain, the ceremony for undergraduate students will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center while the ceremony for graduate students will be held in Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Tickets will be required for these indoor events and each graduating student will receive five tickets when they pick up their caps and gowns. 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 Commencement day lunch will be held to honor all of Ashland's graduates. On behalf of the University, I am pleased to invite 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 Myers Convocation Center. Additional guests above the complimentary ticket number may purchase luncheon tickets. Reservations are required and can be made by April 27, 2018, by visiting the website at www.ashlandbookstore.com/commencement to order tickets online.
You are now entering a new stage in your life and becoming a member of the Ashland University Alumni Association. Alumni continue to make a difference in so many ways through their support of the Alumni Fund and equally important through the assistance of telling others about Ashland. Alumni rank as one of the strongest influencers as far as recruiting new students. Again, congratulations on your achievements and we look forward to sharing this special day with you.
Dr. Carlos Campo
President, Ashland University