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

​Graduation Countdown

​Wednesday, February 7, 2024

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Senior Salute

Thursday, April 18, 2024​

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Baccalaureate Worship Service

Friday, May 3, 2024   •   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 4, 2024   •   9 a.m.
Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex, 1300 N. Main St., Findlay, OH
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 4, 2024   •   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.

University of Findlay Commencement Reception

Share a Toast with Family and Friends


The University of Findlay Alumni Office cordially invites you to join us for a special occasion as we welcome our new alumni.

Join the Celebration!

This is your time to celebrate your achievements with your classmates and loved ones during a cocktail reception immediately following the Arch Ceremonies.


Saturday, May 4, 2024

Graduate Commencement Reception: 11 am - 1 pm (Champagne toast at Noon)

Undergraduate Commencement Reception: 5 pm - 7 pm (Champagne toast at 6 p.m.) 

Alumni Memorial Union


Highlights Include:

Heavy Appetizers: Delight in a delicious selection of hors d'oeuvres with your classmates before heading out to dinner with family

Beer and Wine: Raise a glass to your success.

Photography Session: Capture memories in front of the Arch Ice Sculpture and the stunning backdrop of the Derrick Fountain, courtesy of our professional photographer.  A class photo will be taken with all in attendance.  Photos will be available free of charge.


Cost: $30 per person 13 and older (Graduates attend for free)
          $20 Children 5 – 12
          Children 4 and under Free​

RSVP: Please REGISTER BELOW by Monday, April 22.

Livestreaming by UFTV

UFTV will stream both of the Commencements 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

​Order Commencement Regalia

Graduates are required to wear official UF regalia.

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].