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

Pre-Commencement Events

Graduation Countdown

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walking at Commencement this May? Order your regalia Graduation Countdown. 
(Graduates are REQUIRED to wear official UF regalia.)​

Senior Salute

Thursday, April 20, 2023 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Pick up your pre-ordered cap & gown.
  • Check your name in the commencement program.
  • Receive information about commencement activities.
  • Learn when to expect your diploma.
  • Receive guidance on career choices.
  • Get information on becoming an active alum of UF.​

President's Reception for Graduating Students

Friday, May 5, 2023 
Hosted by President Katherine Fell, Ph.D, and Mr. Fell, and the Parents Executive Council
(Time and location TBD)

Baccalaureate Worship Service

Friday, May 5, 2023  time TBD
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 7. 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.

Adults:  $18

Children ages: 6 - 12: $9

Children 5 & under: free

Graduates: Complimentary

Registration opens soon.

​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].