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; Arts and Sciences; Education and Human Ecology; Medicine/Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; Nursing; Optometry; Pharmacy; and Social Work.

The following colleges should report to the line-up areas in the in the RPAC (use the main entrance off the plaza): Business; Dentistry; Engineering/Architecture; Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences/Environment and Natural Resources; Law; Public Affairs; Public Health; and Veterinary Medicine.

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 (14" x 14" x 4" or smaller)
    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.