​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​University of ​Findlay ​Commencement Information

President's Reception for Graduating Students

Friday, May 5, 2023 
4 - 6 p.m.
Hosted by President Katherine Fell, Ph.D, and Mr. Fell, and the Parents Executive Council

Baccalaureate Worship Service

Friday, May 5, 2023   •   6 p.m.
Winebrenner, TLB Auditorium
Graduates and family members are invited to attend this ecumenical worship service. This religious service is organized and directed by graduating students​. Cap and gown are not required for this​ event.

Commencemen​t Events

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 6, 2023   •   9 a.m.
Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex, 1300 N. Main St., Findlay, OH
Saturday, May 6​. Doors open at 8 a.m. for graduates, faculty, family and friends. Arch Ceremony to follow.​ Graduates are required to wear official UF regalia.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 6, 2023   •   3 p.m.
Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex, 1300 N. Main St., Findlay, OH
Doors open at 2 p.m. with a formal procession to begin at 3 p.m. Arch Ceremony will follow at approximately 5 p.m. Graduates are required to wear official UF regalia.

Livestreaming by UFTV

UFTV will stream both of the Commencement and Arch Ceremonies live on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCts1hDk_sBfKmJ5gGysNJ4A

Arch Ceremonies

  • Families and friends who wish to observe the Arch Ceremony in-person may assemble on the lawn in front of Old Main at the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremonies. There will be a short pause after Commencement to allow time to arrive at the Arch.
  • Families and friends must stay within the designated boundaries to observe the ceremony. 
  • UF will have photographers at the Arch and will post photos of graduates to Flickr.
  • Following the conclusion of the Arch Ceremony, graduates and family are welcome to take pictures around campus and around the Arch.
  • The Arch Ceremonies will also be streamed live on the University's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/universityfindlay

Commencement Brunch

University of Findlay families of 2023 graduating students are invited to join us for Commencement Brunch.

Saturday, May 6, 2023   •   11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Union

Enjoy a brunch buffet with your family and friends.

Brunch Menu

Adults:  $20

Children ages: 6 - 12: $10​

Children 5 & under: free

Graduates: Complimentary

​Order Commencement Regalia

Graduates are required to wear official UF regalia.

April 21, 2023 pick up at The Ruscilli Bookstore​

Students will still need to either mail in their checks or walk the completed forms and money to the bookstore.​

Visit the Mazza Museum Gift Shop

University of Findlay's Mazza Museum will have open Gift​ Shop hours during commencement weekend! We hope to see you!​​

Commencement Questions? Email the Office of Academic Affairs at ​[email protected].