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The Oath and Hooding Ceremony and the University’s Commencement - Class of 2017

The Oath and Hooding Ceremony for the Class of 2017 will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Mershon Auditorum.  In order to plan accordingly, everyone must complete the RSVP for by Friday, March 31 at 5:00 pm.  

If you have a change of plans after completing this form, it is your responsibility to notify us as soon as possible at  

Please direct any questions or concerns to Sandra

To view last year's Oath & Hooding Ceremony go to:


Your hooder must be a faculty member or an adjunct family member (this does not include interns or residents). If you plan to have a hooder other than Dr. Linda Lord, please make sure you notify them directly and invite them to participate in the ceremony.  You will also need to provide the hooder's information below.  Our office will reach out to them directly as well with additional information.


To help us pronounce names correctly during the ceremony, please complete the pronunciation information below.  

Pronunciation Key

Please separate syllables with dashes and indicate a STRESSED syllable with ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Example:  Jacquelyn Fetrow
Phonetic pronunciation of first name: JACK-wah-linn 
Phonetic pronunciation of last name: FET-roe

Rhyming word(s) for first name: JACK-wall-inn
Rhyming word(s) for last name: BET-slow

Spring Commencement

The University's Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 7 at 12 noon at the Ohio Stadium.  Please arrive at the French Field House by 10:30 am.  When you arrive, we will provide you a line number. 

For additional information about commencement, please visit 


Ohio Stadium opens at 10:00 AM commencement day.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  No tickets are required.  


If you do not plan to attend Commencement, you will need to let us know how you would like to receive your diploma.

If you would like to receive your diploma by mail, be sure the permanent address entered on Buckeye Link will be valid after commencement. Your diploma will be sent by U.S. Mail. Ohio State does not assume responsibility for non-delivery if the permanent address you provide is incorrect and diplomas are not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service. You should receive your diploma within one month. To have your diploma mailed outside the U.S., you must provide the confirmed address in writing to your college office by April 21.

If you would like to pick up your diploma, go to Buckeye Link (formerly the Student Service Center) on the first floor of the Student Academic Services (SAS) Building, 281 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1132, during regular business hours May 8 to May 12. You may send someone else with a letter granting that person permission to obtain this document on your behalf. If your diploma remains unclaimed after May 12, an attempt will be made to mail it to your permanent address as listed on Buckeye Link within one month.


Name Pronunciation
Please include area code (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Faculty Hooder's Information
Please put N/A if it doesn't apply to you.
The University's Commencement
You can find more information about your diploma at