Lineup & Procession

Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony will be held at Miller Stadium in the Schar Athletic Complex off Broad Street. The procession will begin around 9:55 a.m. and all graduates are to assemble at 9 a.m. at the soccer field and track located just southwest of the football stadium. 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 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.   On the sound of chapel bells, the marshal will lead the graduates toward the stadium. Students will stand on each edge of the walkway so that faculty can march between the lines of students. 

9:55 a.m.   The faculty will proceed to seating in the stadium while the students will line up behind the platform party as the band begins to play processional. 


In the event of rain, the ceremony for undergraduate students will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center and lineup for these students and undergraduate faculty will be in the Conard Field House located just west of the Physical Education Center. The ceremony for graduate students will be held in Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts and lineup for the graduate students will be in the Recital Hall, Room 115, Center for the Arts, while lineup for graduate faculty will be in Room 101/102 Center for the Arts.

Tickets will be required for these indoor events and both undergraduate and graduate students will receive five tickets with their cap and gown packets from the Bookstore. 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 (see enclosed map for locations). The event also will be broadcast on the
www.ashland.edu 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 April 27, 2018.