Apply for Graduation
Apply for graduation as soon as possible and no later than approximately two semesters before graduation. This will allow time to make sure that all requirements are fulfilled.
Visit the Office of the Registrar’s Web page, and click “Forms for Students and Faculty.” On this page, you will find the PDF form of the Application for Graduation.
What you can order at the ONU Bookstore:
- Cap and gown
- Class ring
- Graduation announcements
- Diploma frame
Mandatory Commencement Practice
Saturday, May 11, 2013, located in King-Horn Field House from 1-3 p.m.
College of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, May 12, 2013, located in King-Horn Field House from 10-11 a.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2013, located in King-Horn Field House. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
As graduation approaches and up to right before, please check your tuition account on a regular basis for tuition balances, parking tickets, library fines, printing fees, etc. These are all items that can put a hold on your account that will hold your diploma and transcripts. Also, please make sure all of your financial aid is disbursed and that you have completed all requirements for financial aid. You will also have exit interviews to complete for any Stafford Loans.
HEALTH PROFESSION & PERKINS LOANS
If you had a Health Profession and/or Perkins Loan with Ohio Northern University, you will need to complete an exit interview for each. University Accounting Service, LLC handles all of our Health Profession and Perkins Loan billing. Please note that completing your exit interview is a graduation requirement.
If you had a Pierstorf Loan with Ohio Northern University, you will be sent yearly statements with the balance due each spring. Please make sure you keep your address current with the Controller’s Office to ensure you receive your statements. Your yearly Pierstorf Loan payment will be due by May 15th of each year for five years following graduation.
POLAR CARD REFUNDS
Please complete a Polar Card refund request form at the Controller’s Office for unused Polar Dollars.
Seniors, if you have taken out any Stafford Loans throughout your college career at Ohio Northern University, don't forget that you must take the online exit interview.
Have you taken the correct tests? Have you searched schools? Have you applied to schools? The Office of Career Services can help. They offer links for information such as:
- Graduate school links and information
- Graduate school admissions tests
- Graduate school test assistance
On Sunday, May 12, 2013, prior to Commencement, there will be a Commencement Buffet from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. located in the McIntosh Center Dining Room. Tickets are required for graduating student, their families and friends. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
On Sunday, May 12, 2013, following Commencement, each college will have their own Reception for graduates and their guests. Locations are as follows:
|Arts & Sciences||Middle Gym, King-Horn|
|Business Administration||Dicke Hall|
|Engineering||Biggs Engineering Building|
|Pharmacy||Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building|
Family Housing During Commencement Weekend
The Inn at Ohio Northern University - Reservations for Commencement Weekend can be made by calling The Inn directly at its toll-free number: 866-713-4513.
On Campus - Housing for guests of graduates will be provided on campus in University residence halls. Room costs will be $25 per person each night.
The number of tickets received will be determined according to the number of graduating seniors. Order and pick up the tickets from your dean’s office. If extra tickets are needed, your name will be placed on a waiting list.
A letter from Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw regarding the pronunciation of each graduates name:
Attention graduating seniors:
I will be reading the names at the commencement ceremony this year. I would very much like to pronounce yours correctly. If your name has ever been mispronounced and you think there is even the slightest chance I might not read it the way you (and you family) would like to hear it, please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the pronunciation spelled out and maybe even a hint like “it rhymes with…” or “it sounds like…” to make sure I understand. Thank you, and congratulations on your accomplishments! See you on Commencement Weekend!