Lineup & Procession

Winter 2019 Commencement Ceremony

The Winter 2019 Commencement ceremony is Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium, located inside the Physical Education Center. The procession will begin around 9:55 a.m. and all graduates are to assemble at 9:15 a.m. at the west end of Conard Field House, which is located just west of the Physical Education Center. Information there will show you how to line up in the assigned areas according to the degree received. You should go to these areas and line up alphabetically.

The time schedule is as follows:

9:15 a.m.    Graduates line up in assigned area, by degree, alphabetically and double line. During this lineup, each graduate will be given a card with his or her name and honors listed.

9:45 a.m.   The marshal will lead graduates through the hallway of the Wurster Fitness Center toward Kates Gymnasium.  

9:55 a.m.   The faculty will march between the double lines of graduates and both groups will then proceed to their assigned seats in Kates Gymnasium.   

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. The event also will be broadcast on the website.

If you have any questions regarding the ceremony, please contact the Office of Records and Registration at 419.289.5029. If your plans change and you are unable to attend the ceremony, please notify the Office of Records and Registration by Dec. 6 by sending an email to