Autumn Commencement 2023
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.
Admission tickets are not required, but we ask for graduates to please limit their number of guests to no more than six so that we can accommodate everyone. Seating within the Schottenstein Center, including accessible seating, will be first-come, first-served. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for the best seating options.
Some seats will be located behind the main platform or well into the upper level of the arena and, as such, will not provide optimal views of the stage. Video screens will aid in viewing the ceremony, which can also be viewed remotely on the livestream broadcast. Overflow areas will be available in the arena concourse where television screens will also broadcast the ceremony.
The ceremony will last approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Take the Graduation Survey
The university administers a Graduation Survey to all graduating students 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 http://go.osu.edu/gradsurvey.