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41st Fall Commencement Ceremony


fall 2021 commencement

Friday, December 17, 2021

We are excited to hold in-person Commencement celebrations welcoming our graduates from Fall 2021 and Summer 2021.

Schedule

All ceremonies will be held at the  Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage TheatreToledo-area Campus.

CEREMONY 1

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Friday, December 17, 2021
10 a.m.
Doors open: 9 a.m.

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CEREMONY 2

School of Business, Hospitality Management and Public Safety

School of Liberal Arts

Friday, December 17, 2021
1 p.m.
Doors open: 12 p.m.

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CEREMONY 3

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Friday, December 17, 2021
4 p.m.
Doors open: 3 p.m.

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RSVPs and Guests

All graduates and guests will be required to RSVP to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Each graduate who confirms their participation for Commencement may bring four (4) guests. The ceremony will be live streamed for anyone who cannot attend in person.

Watch your email for the RSVP link. The RSVP deadline is Thursday, December 9.

Commencement parking mapFor more information about RSVPs and guests, contact Jennifer Rodriguez, Assistant Registrar, Transfer and Graduation Services, at jennifer_rodriguez2@owens.edu.

Directions and Parking

The Commencement ceremony will be held in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts with all parking on the south side of the Galleria Complex.
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Rent a Cap and Gown

A cap, gown and tassel are required to participate in the Commencement ceremony. The deadline to order a new cap and gown online has passed, but the Student Activities Office has a limited number of caps and gowns that are recycled and re-used from one Commencement ceremony to the next, thanks to graduates who donate them. Students may request caps and gowns with a $20 refundable deposit. Not all sizes are available and the supply is limited. After the ceremony, Student Activities accepts donations for future graduates’ use.

Tassels will be provided and graduates may keep the Owens red and white tassel after the ceremony. Please note a limited number of tassels are available.

Student Activities staff will be set up outside of College Hall 100 for graduates who need a cap and gown:

  • Monday, December 6 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 8 from 9-11 a.m.
  • Monday, December 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 14 from 9-11 a.m.

Graduates on the Findlay-area Campus should email studentactivities@owens.edu about requesting a cap and gown.

Disability Resource Center

Any graduate who has questions or needs concerning accommodations should contact the Disability Resource Center at (567) 661-7007 or disability@owens.edu.

Safe Event

We want to thank each of you for celebrating while still being mindful of wearing a mask. Please remain in your seats throughout the ceremony. We ask that when the ceremony concludes, please wait to be dismissed by Owens staff and then promptly exit the building and return to your vehicles. Thank you once again for helping us mark this special occasion safely.

Keepsake Program

Download a copy of the Fall 2021 program.

Contact Us

If you have questions related to graduating or the Commencement ceremony, please contact the appropriate office.

Student Questions – Graduation Ceremony Questions
Email graduation@owens.edu.

Student Questions – Students or Guests with Disabilities
Call the Disability Resource Center at (567) 661-7007.

Alumni Questions
Email alumni@owens.edu.