Security Precautions

Graduates should arrive on campus by 10:30 AM and report to the assembly sites in French Field House and RPAC in cap and gown. 

The following colleges should report to French Field House (use the south entrance off Woody Hayes Drive or the north entrance off Lane Avenue):
PhD; Master's; Business; Dentistry; Education and Human Ecology; Engineering; Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Law; Medicine; Nursing; Optometry; Public Affairs; Public Health; Social Work; Veterinary Medicine.

The following colleges should report to the line-up area in the Special Events Gym in RPAC (use the outside door near the northwest corner of the building):
Arts and Sciences; Pharmacy.

Graduates should be sure to be in the appropriate place in line no later than 11:15 AM. You will not be able to join the class processional lines after the class has left the assembly sites.

Only graduates and college personnel are permitted in French Field House or RPAC.  Guests should proceed directly to Ohio Stadium.

Prohibited Items:

  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Backpacks
  • Large handbags
  • Noisemaking devices
  • Mace or similar substances
  • Signs
  • Sticks or poles
  • Weapons of any type

Permitted Items:

  • Cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Binoculars
  • Seat Cushions
  • Small handbags
  • Pagers
  • Cell phones
  • Umbrellas (permitted, but use during the ceremony is discouraged)

All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.