Important Commencement Information

What you should know before Commencement

  1. All graduates picking up caps and gowns and tassles at the Bookstore will need a picture I.D. If someone else is picking up your cap/gown, they will need written permission from you. There is a $7.75 UPS charge to have your cap/gown sent to your home or work. Extra tassels are $5. Custom printed announcements, Ashland diploma frames and University commemorative rings are available at the Ashland University Bookstore. Orders can be phoned in or placed online at Please call the Bookstore at 1.800.547.1199 if you have any questions.
    On Commencement Day, the Bookstore, located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center, will be open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  2. All accounts with the Business Office, Library, Bookstore and Dean of Students must be cleared prior to Commencement. Diplomas will be held for those students who have unmet financial obligations.

  3. HONORS -- Latin honors bestowed upon graduates and listed in the Commencement program are based solely on Ashland University achievements. These honors will reflect total grade points averages through December 2020 and will be recalculated for the final status on the official transcript.
  4. Parking for individuals with disabilities will be available in Parking Lot E off Broad Street. Students with questions regarding the need for accommodations for a disability should contact the Registrar's Office at 419.289.5666.