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Commencement 2016

Commencement is a celebratory time on campus for graduates and their families and friends. Below are the dates and times for the 2016 Commencement Ceremonies. Additional and complete information for the weekends will be provided by mid-January 2016. In the meantime, please  ‘Ask us a Question About Commencement’
 

  • ONU’s 2016 Pharmacy Commencement will be held on ONU’s campus on Sunday, May 8th at 9:00 a.m. in the King Horn Sports Center
     
  • The 2016 Undergraduate and MPPA Commencement Ceremony will be held on ONU’s campus on Sunday, May 8th at 2:00 p.m. in the King Horn Sports Center
     
  • ONU’s 2016 Law Commencement will be held on ONU’s campus on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the King Horn Sports Center.
     
  • A Baccalaureate Service will be held at the chapel on campus during Pharmacy and Undergraduate Commencement Weekends at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th.
     
  • A President’s Commencement Dinner for graduates and their families will be held in McIntosh Center on Saturday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m.
     
  • Rehearsal for the Pharmacy and Undergraduate Commencement will be held Saturday afternoon. Times will be posted by January 15th, 2016.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Rooms at the Inn at Ohio Northern University for these weekends may be reserved by calling the Inn, directly, at 419-772-2500 (866-713-4513) or by reviewing the website at: http://www.innatonu.com/

In addition to the Inn at Ohio Northern University, rooms will be provided for guests in the Residence Halls on campus. Additional information regarding these rooms will be available in mid-January.

STUDENTS

If you are a student who plans to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2016 you must:

  1. Have already applied for graduation and then complete your requirements for graduation at the end of the Summer 2015 or Fall Semester 2015 and you did not participate in the Commencement Ceremony in May of 2015.  Please look for a letter containing diploma and commencement information about a month before the end of the term you are graduating.    
  2. Apply for Spring (MAY 2016) graduation and be approved by your dean’s office.  If you have not already applied you can do so by completing the form found at this link http://www.onu.edu/files/graduation_application_3.pdf .    Applications are due two semesters in advance of your completion.
  3. Be approved to “participate” in Spring 2016 commencement before all degree requirements have been met.   Applications to “participate” in Spring 2016 Commencement before meeting degree requirements are due to your Dean’s office by March 1, 2016.  Applications can be found at https://www.onu.edu/files/request_to_participate_in_commencement_0.pdf
  4. Full policy information can be found at https://www.onu.edu/files/commencement_participation_policy_1.pdf
  5. You must also have an approved graduation application completed for the term you plan to graduate.  http://www.onu.edu/files/graduation_application_3.pdf

If you are no longer using your Unit Box, please contact the ONU mailroom so that they can officially close the box.  Please make sure that you have an accurate address on file so that you will receive information regarding your graduation and the Commencement ceremony.

If you have any questions, please email d-roehrle@onu.edu or call Debbie Roehrle at 419-772-2029.

CAPS AND GOWNS

Caps and gowns can be ordered directly from the ONU Bookstore or via Herff Jones’ websitse, beginning March 1, 2016.  Cap and gown orders may also be emailed directly to Josh Szippl. Emails must include the graduates name, height, weight, degree and a phone number.

Orders must be placed by March 23, 2016 and will be available for pick up the week of April 25, 2016 at the ONU Bookstore.