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 6 at 10 a.m.
The Spring 2017 Commencement ceremony will be held at Jack Miller Stadium, located in the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex off Broad Street. The ceremony will be for undergraduate and graduate students and the procession will begin at 9:55 a.m. with the ceremony starting at 10 a.m. No tickets are required for this outside event.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center 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 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 28, 2017, 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