58th Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement
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Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 6 p.m.

Nursing Graduates and Pinning from the School of Nursing and Health Professions

Doors open for guests at 5 p.m.
Graduates must check in by 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, May 10, 2024 | 9 a.m.

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Doors open for guests at 8 a.m.
Graduates must check in by 8:30 a.m.

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Friday, May 10, 2024 | 12 p.m.

School of Liberal Arts
School of Business, Hospitality Management and Public Safety

Doors open for guests at 11 a.m.
Graduates must check in by 11:30 a.m.

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Friday, May 10, 2024 | 3 p.m.

Health Profession Graduates from the School of Nursing and Health Professions

Participating graduates: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology (SONO), Surgical Technology (SURT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program (MRIT), Radiologic Technology (RDTT) and Vascular Sonography Major (VSTM)

Doors open for guests at 2 p.m.
Graduates must check in by 2:30 p.m.

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Friday, May 10, 2024 | 6 p.m.

Health Profession Graduates from the School of Nursing and Health Professions

Participating graduates: Dental Hygiene Program (DHYP), Health Information Technology (HINF), Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTAP), Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTAP) and Exercise Science Concentration (EXSC)

Doors open for guests at 5 p.m.
Graduates must check in by 5:30 p.m.

Cap and Gown Order Deadline

Go to the Jostens website where you will be able to purchase your cap, gown and other Commencement items. You can also buy gifts.

The order deadline is Thursday, April 18.

Commencement Cap and Gown Rental

The location for cap and gown rental is outside of College Hall 152.

Rental dates are anytime between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., starting Monday, April 8.

Cap and Gown Rental – $20 (cash only)
Tassel Purchase- $10 (cash only)

Findlay-area Campus graduates are encouraged to contact the Student Activities Office at studentactivities@owens.edu to make arrangements for a rental. Rentals also will be available at the CFPA before the Commencement ceremonies.

Keepsake Program

Download a copy of the Spring 2024 program.

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.

Contact Us

If you have questions related to graduating or the Commencement ceremony, please reach out at commencement@owens.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do children count as guests?Any child under the age of 2 does NOT count as a guest if that child can sit on a grown-up’s lap for the entire ceremony. Anyone over the age of 2 or any child under the age of 2 that requires an individual seat MUST BE COUNTED separately as a guest.

Is there practice?
There is no practice. Graduates need to be checked in and in their spot in the processional line 30 minutes prior to the scheduled ceremony.

When will I receive my diploma and/or certificate?
Diplomas and/or certificates will be issued by Parchment. Students can get their digital credential faster, so it’s a great way to immediately share your accomplishment with your family, friends, and potential employers.

Upon completion of the final graduation audit, graduates will receive an email with instructions for electronically claiming their diploma and/or certificate.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Check your school email and text messages for the award notification.
  2. Follow the link to set up your Parchment digital credentials account.
  3. Share your digital diploma on Facebook and LinkedIn via a verified link, or download a secure .pdf version.

The digital diploma and/or certificate will always be accessible online through your Parchment account. You can login to your Parchment account and download or share your diploma and/or certificate as many times as you’d like throughout your lifetime.

Your paper diploma and/or certificate will still be mailed to your permanent address on file within 6-8 weeks from the end of the graduating term. Please make sure your address is up to date via Ozone.

Questions? Email graduation@owens.edu.

How do I obtain Honor and/or Veteran Cords for Commencement?
Applicable cords will be provided to you at check-in for commencement.

Will there be professional photography?
The Grad Team will be on site to take professional photos during the ceremony.

What will happen with The Grad Team taking Commencement photography?

To register for your pictures prior to the commencement ceremony or to view photos after the ceremony click HERE.

Can we decorate our cap and gown?

  • Yes. Silly string, confetti poppers and glitter are prohibited.

Can I give extra tickets to another student?

  • To be fair to all involved, we are stringently enforcing the four (4) guest per graduate policy.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the Nurse Pinning Ceremony?
Questions related to the Nursing pinning ceremony should be directed to melanie_scherdt@owens.edu.