For Family and Friends
The Commencement ceremonies for the class of 2016 are scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016. We look forward to having you join us in recognizing the students' academic accomplishments.
Hiram College's Commencement is a formal ceremony celebrating the past years' accomplishments. It is during this ceremony that the undergraduates and graduates will each receive a diploma folder and have their degrees officially conferred. For May graduates, the official diploma will be mailed to the graduate's mailing address as listed with the Registrar's Office upon final grade and degree processing within four to six weeks after Commencement.
The formal Commencement ceremony will be held in Martin Field House at the Coleman Sports Center and tickets are required to attend. Each graduate will need to register for the Commencement tickets by April 29 and pick them up during Commencement week. Please refer to the registration and ticket process for more details. There will also be a live video simulcast in Price Gym which is near Martin Field House. This provides a seating option for guests who do not have tickets for the ceremony in Martin Field House.
If you have special needs that require special accommodations, you can register or contact the Special Events office for assistance. Please note that if you would like to attend the Commencement day brunch, tickets are required for that. Information on how to register and purchase Commencement day brunch tickets or register for special assistance can be found on the Registration and Tickets page.
Many other celebratory events lead up to the Commencement ceremony including:
- Celebration of Excellence programs that recognize and award achievements during the weeks before Commencement
- Professional & Graduate Studies Senior Dinner
- Traditional Graduate Senior Week Activities taking place in the days between the end of the academic year and the Commencement exercises
- Nurses' Pinning Ceremony, Baccalaureate and a Commencement Brunch Reception all typically occurring the Saturday morning of Commencement day
Please refer to the Commencement Day Schedule for a complete up-to-date list of the Commencement day events and activities.
Complete schedules of these celebrations can be found through the embedded links above or directly from the website pages shown in the left hand column. Schedules are up-dated as details are finalized.