BGSU hosts spring Commencement

BGSU hosts spring Commencement

Spring 2023 Commencement

BGSU will host three Commencement ceremonies this April, at the Stroh Center, on the Bowling Green campus. Graduates who wish to attend their ceremony must complete the online RSVP form by April 7. Those who complete the RSVP form will receive five (5) electronic guest tickets by April 21. Learn more by visiting our Ceremony Information page.

Commencement Ceremony

Friday, April 28
7 p.m.

  • Doctoral and master’s candidates from the Graduate College
  • Bachelor’s candidates from the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business
  • Associate and bachelor’s candidates from Firelands College

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, April 29
10 a.m.

  • Bachelor’s candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor’s candidates from the College of Health and Human Services

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, April 29
3 p.m.

  • Bachelor’s candidates from the Education and Human Development
  • Bachelor’s candidates from the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering
  • Bachelor’s candidates from the College of Musical Arts

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Friday, April 28
2:30 p.m.

Share Your Celebration

As you celebrate your big day, we’ve put together digital fun to help you show your Falcon pride.



Use the hashtag #BGSUGrad to share photos, messages and advice for graduates.

Deadline for Printed Program / Display

Graduates must be approved for graduation by Registration and Records by April 7, 2023 in order to be included in the printed program, graduate name videos and to have their name displayed at the ceremony. After the deadline, a graduate may still be permitted to attend commencement, but BGSU cannot guarantee their name will be in the printed program or displayed on screen.

Upcoming Commencement Dates

Summer 2023:  Aug. 5, 2023
Fall 2023:  Dec. 8-9, 2023
Spring 2024: April 26-27, 2024
Summer 2024:  Aug. 3, 2024

Ceremony times and college breakdowns may not be determined until approximately 2 months prior to commencement. These decisions are based off final graduate counts for each college.

BGSU Seal Letterhead 2019 

Office of the President

220 McFall Center
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Phone: 419-372-2774

We are linked to this institution by invisible bonds that do not wither or dissolve.

- Dr. Ralph W. McDonald, 4th President of Bowling Green State University

Updated: 05/25/2023 09:14AM