Commencement at BGSU
| BGSU Summer Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremonies -|
University Hall Lawn
|Saturday, August 10, 2013 –|
Graduate College and Undergraduate
|begins at 9:00 a.m.||Seating Chart|
|Fall Commencement - Stroh Center|
|Friday, December 20, 2013|
Graduate College, Business Administration, Health and Human Services, Music, Technology, and Firelands
|begins at 7 p.m.||Seating Chart|
|Saturday, December 21, 2013|
Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Development
|begins at 10 a.m.||Seating Chart|
In case of inclement weather, Commencement tickets are required for the August ceremony. Each student receives four tickets for the indoor ceremony. All available tickets are distributed; therefore, please safeguard your tickets as replacing them may not be possible. Family and friends wishing to view the ceremony but not holding a ticket may view the ceremony in Bowen-Thompson Student Union Falcon’s Nest and/or the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theatre. The ceremony will be broadcast live on a large screen, closed-circuit television. Students may find additional tickets from classmates who are graduating but have chosen not to attend the commencement ceremony. A "ticket exchange" is located on the discussion board in MyBGSU Blackboard under the Graduation/Commencement community tab.
|Where to Park for Commencement|
All campus lots and metered spaces (free on the weekends) will be open with the exception of Lot A next to Hanna and University Halls. This lot is reserved for people with Commencement parking passes only (see Special Accommodation Seating information). Individuals with state-issued handicapped parking permits may also use Lot A. Please plan accordingly.
Lots E, G and/or N are all accessible to the University Hall Lawn and should be used by all not holding the special accommodation and/or a handicap parking pass (see Summer Parking).
Please click on the Campus Map to view campus directions, parking lots, and building locations.
In case of inclement weather and an indoor ceremony, traffic on Wooster Street, Mercer Road, Alumni Drive and Stadium Drive will all be designated for one-way traffic. Please plan your time accordingly (see Stroh Parking). All campus lots and metered spaces (which are free on the weekends) will be open. Parking for guests with a special accommodation seating dashboard permit or a state-issued handicapped parking permit may park in the reserved section of the Stroh Center, Lot 24.
|Special Accommodation Seating Arrangements|
Seating requests for disabled guests are made online by the graduating student.
Additional questions can be answered at 419.372.GRAD (4723).
This information is presented now in lieu of a Commencement rehearsal.
The ceremony will last approximately two hours. The candidates from each college will be presented to the president, and the candidates will proceed row by row to the platform under the direction of the marshals. Candidates will remain seated until their row moves to the aisle to proceed to the stage. The name of each graduate will be announced, and those persons graduating with honors will be recognized. Each candidate will pass in front of the diploma table, receive a diploma cover, and return to their original seat and be seated.
After diploma covers have been issued, candidates will be asked to stand for the conferring of degrees. After degrees have been conferred, the Bachelor candidates will change their tassels from the right to the left, and the Master's/Doctoral candidates will change their tassels from left to right.
Diplomas will be mailed to the graduate's home address approximately 8 to 10 weeks following Commencement. Teaching certificate applications will be mailed from the College of Education and Human Development to the state departmental processing. Please note that transcripts and degree information will not be available until three weeks after Commencement, provided you have completed all degree requirements.
All requirements for graduation must be recorded in the Office of Registration and Records by September 6, 2013.
Please direct any questions regarding degree requirements, honors, mailing of diplomas to the Office of Registration and Records at 419-372-8435.
|Live Video Stream|
View the live feed for Summer 2013 Commencement Ceremony by clicking the hyperlink on:
DVD copies and video tapes of current and prior Commencements are available via the WBGU-TV Shop. If you have any questions, or require additional information regarding your order, please contact Cheryl Joyce, WBGU-TV, 245 Troup Street, Bowling Green, OH 43403, Phone: 419-372-7020.
Commencement will be broadcast live on Time Warner Bowling Green Cable Channel 5.
Customer Service Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Caps and Gowns for Graduates|
BGSU Bookstore 419-372-7113 or call toll free 1-866-517-9766. Caps, gowns, and regalia for participating Faculty/Staff/Graduates must be purchased from the BGSU Bookstore in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The cap and gown will need to be paid for by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or University BG1 card at the time you pick up the regalia. This regalia is yours and does not need to be returned.
|For information, please visit the Graduation Fee FAQ.|
|Bowling Green Community Information|
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