BGSU to host in person ceremonies Dec  17 18

BGSU to host in-person ceremonies Dec. 17-18

Commencement exercises will be held this December inside the Stroh Center. Learn more about our ceremonies.


BGSU will host three in-person ceremonies this December to accommodate smaller groups of graduates with limited guest capacity. This is being done out of an abundance of caution to address COVID-19 challenges and uncertainty in the coming months. We ask graduates and guests to remain flexible and adaptable as we make decisions in the best interest of public health.

All ceremonies will be held inside the Stroh Center on the Bowling Green campus. Graduates will receive seven (7) electronic guest tickets. Graduates who wish to attend must fill out the RSVP form sent to their BGSU email. Learn more by visiting our Ceremony Information page. Ceremonies have been assigned by college as follows:

Friday, Dec. 17, 2021
7 p.m. ceremony
Stroh Center
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  • Doctoral and master’s candidates from the Graduate College
  • Bachelor’s candidates from the College of Musical Arts
  • Associate and bachelor’s candidates from Firelands College

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021
10 a.m. ceremony
Stroh Center
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Bachelor’s candidates from:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Human Development

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021
2 p.m. ceremony
Stroh Center
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Bachelor’s candidates from:

  • Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering


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.

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

- Dr. Ralph W. McDonald, BGSU President, 1958


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Spring 2022:  April 29-30, 2022
Summer 2022:  August 6, 2022

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.

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