BGSU to host fall Commencement Dec  8 9

BGSU to host fall Commencement Dec. 8-9

You'll be a #BGSUGrad in

Fall 2023 Commencement

Beginning Oct. 9, the ceremony RSVP form will be sent to each graduate's BGSU email, and additional ceremony information will be shared on the BGSU Commencement website. The RSVP form will remain open through Nov. 17. Graduates must complete the RSVP form in order to attend their ceremony and receive eight (8) electronic guest tickets.

Fall Commencement ceremonies are broken down by college as follows:

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Friday, Dec. 8
3:30 p.m.

Donnell Theatre
Wolfe Center for the Arts
  • Official hooding ceremony for doctoral degree candidates from the Graduate College
  • Reading of candidate's name, faculty advisor and dissertation title
  • Learn more about the hooding ceremony
Watch Livestream

Commencement Ceremony

Friday, Dec. 8
7 p.m.

Stroh Center
  • Doctoral and master's degree candidates from the Graduate College
  • Bachelor's degree candidates from:
    • Health and Human Services
    • Musical Arts
    • Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering 
  • Associate and bachelor’s degree candidates from Firelands College
  • Learn more about the ceremony
Watch Livestream

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, Dec. 9
10 a.m.

Stroh Center
  • Bachelor's degree candidates from: 
    • Education and Human Development
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Allen W. and Carol M.  Schmidthorst College of Business
  • Learn more about the ceremony
Watch Livestream

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.

BGSU Seal Letterhead 2019 

Office of the President

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

Submit a Commencement question ➔

  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


Submit a Commencement Question

All questions are submitted to the Office of the President and every effort will be made to respond in a timely manner.

Updated: 10/06/2023 03:05PM