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Graduation Information

Please visit for more Commencement Information.

In order to qualify for graduation, an undergraduate student is required to submit a formal application for graduation to the Office of the Registrar. Applications for graduation should be submitted two semesters in advance of the anticipated term of graduation but must be submitted before the completion of the advance registration period for the semester of planned graduation.


The request for a replacement diploma must be made in writing by the graduate and include:

  • The graduate's full name, as it was at time of graduation, degree, major(s) and date of birth. This information will be verified with our records, Commencement Program, Application for Graduation, etc.
  • A $20 payment for the diploma replacement
  • The graduate's written signature
  • The address of where to send the diploma

The replacement diploma will be issued using the name as on the original diploma, unless we are provided with a government issued document (e.g. copy driver's license, passport, court order) properly indicating the name change. The diploma will be issued in the current format and with the signatures of current University officials. It can take four to six weeks for receipt of the replacement diploma and additional time for processing at ONU and mailing.

The check should be made out to Ohio Northern University, and it should be sent with the other information listed above to:

Ohio Northern University
Office of the Registrar
525 South Main St.
Ada, OH 45810


There is no such thing as a copy of a diploma, the only diploma is the one presented at the time of graduation. If you require any further information, please contact us at 419-772-2029.

Registrar's Office

Melanie Hough

Fax: 419-772-2627
Lehr Memorial Building Room 106
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed