December 19, 2021
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Autumn Commencement 2021

December 19, 2021
Schottenstein Center

Commencement at The Ohio State University is a festive and joyous occasion at which family and guests are welcome to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class. The information contained on this website is designed to be beneficial to all those participating in or attending the commencement ceremony.

December 19, 2021

Degrees and certificates conferred at Spring Commencement 2021

Year of first graduating class


Consistent with university mask guidance announced on Aug. 2, graduates, their guests and everyone in the Schottenstein Center is required to wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status. Ohio State will continue to follow all appropriate measures to protect the health and well-being of the community with the partnership of local, state and federal health authorities. Graduates are permitted to remove their masks only when a photo is actively being taken during the diploma awarding process. Regardless of vaccination status, graduates must wear a mask while moving in line, sitting or otherwise inside the Schottenstein Center.

Tickets are required for guests of the autumn commencement ceremony. Please visit our tickets page for details.

The ceremony will last approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

To order a duplicate or replacement copy of your diploma, contact the Office of the Board of Trustees. Please see the Board of Trustees website for additional information.


Schottenstein Center
555 Borror Drive
Columbus, OH43210
United States

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Take the Graduation Survey

The university administers a Graduation Survey to all graduating students (except full-time MBAs and PhDs who receive separate, national surveys) beginning three weeks prior to commencement. Students are encouraged to complete the survey as data are used throughout the university to improve the experiences of future Buckeyes. To take the survey, visit


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Autumn Commencement 2021

December 19, 2021
Schottenstein Center