We are glad you have decided to participate in one of the All-University Commencement Ceremonies. Whether you are a first-time graduate, parent, or a UC faculty member joining in the celebration, we know this will be a memorable day for you. This section will provide details about upcoming events, try to answer questions, and point you towards additional resources.
Who Can Participate
All students completing an associate or baccalaureate degree program are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremonies occurring at the end of their graduating semester. Completing a one-year or professional certificate uses a separate process, and those completing ceritficates do not participate in commencement.
Caps & Gowns
Each participating student will need to have the following:
- Custom Zipper Pull
These materials are available at the UC Blue Ash College Bookstore, all other UC Bookstores, and are available online at the UC Bookstore website.
Live Video Streaming
Live Video Streaming will be available online and will be streaming during the event on screens in the Family Friendly Zone at the UC Alumni Center.
Ceremonies will be ticketed. Each graduating student who selected to participate in Commencement through the graduation application is eligible to claim up to five (5) tickets for family and guests. Additional information on the ticket claim process is emailed to students who selected to participate in Commencement.
- All ceremonies will be held in the Fifth Third Arena
- Guests with limited mobility or small children are encouraged to take advantage of the Family Friendly Zone.
- Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the ceremony.
- Ceremonies generally last approximately 2 1/2 hours each.
- Family Friendly Zone does not require tickets nor reservations.
All graduates and guests are invited to the New Alumni Reception to celebrate your success with other graduates, faculty, staff and the rest of the UC family.
The reception takes place immediately following commencement at the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center.
Student Life & Engagement