​​​​​​​​​​​​Commencement 2020​​

Dear Class of 2020,

First and foremost, I want to extend my sincerest disappointment that the University is unable to celebrate your graduation during a traditional Commencement Ceremony this spring because of COVID-19.


You, and the entire class of 2020, deserve the opportunity to celebrate this significant moment and your accomplishments, and Findlay plans to do just that at a later date. Even though the celebratory commencement event will be rescheduled, your degree will be awarded in May, upon completion of your academic requirements at the conclusion of the semester.


The University is also planning to honor our graduates virtually beginning the week of May 11. Our virtual celebration will include:

  • Digital Commencement Program 
  • Special messages from Dr. Fell, Faculty and Alumni
  • A first-person view of the Arch Ceremony
  • And more

We would also like to invite you and your parents to be a part of this virtual celebration. We would love to hear from our graduates what their favorite memory of their time at UF is. All graduates are encouraged to record a 45-second video message on their phone and upload it this Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rAIUyrn_u62GlhAhTFQbj4P7qOxAtwt6?usp=sharing.


Parents are also encouraged to record a 45-second video congratulating their graduate, letting them know how proud they are of them. These videos can be emailed to [email protected].


Please have your videos submitted by Wednesday, May 6 to be included in the Virtual Celebration of Our Graduates webpage and mobile app. All video submissions will be included in the Celebration section of the Oiler Mobile app as well as on a special playlist in the University's YouTube channel, and on the website.


We will send more information about our Virtual Celebration of Our Graduates mobile app and webpage soon.  In the meantime, if you haven't already, download the Oiler Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play so you can receive push notifications about the Celebration.


I wish you the best of luck with your final, final exams next week.




Dr. Darin Fields

Vice President of Academic Affairs

University of Findlay

From the UF Bookstore:

With the announcement that the University of Findlay's Spring 2020 graduation has been cancelled, we would like to extend students the opportunity to cancel their commencement regalia order and receive a refund. If you still want to receive your regalia​ order, it can be shipped to you.

If you would like a refund, or would like your cap and gown to be shipped to your home address, please fill out the Cap and Gown Revision Request form and return it to the UF Bookstore at:

FAX:  419-434-6553

MAIL: University of Findlay Bookstore

  301 Davis Street

  Findlay, OH 45841

For those who wish to keep their graduation regalia to either use it professionally, sentimental reasons, or keep it for the possibility of a graduation at a later date, please email the Bookstore ([email protected]) to let us know that you plan on still receiving your cap and gown.

​​For updated information regarding the University's response to the Coronavirus, please visit the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information page.