The University of Toledo Commencement

Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 5
10 a.m.
3 p.m.

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See your pictures and messages on the screens in the Glass Bowl during commencement!

The University of Toledo commencement is a joyous occasion at which family and guests are welcome to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class.

The University of Toledo will host separate commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Each ceremony will last approximately 2 1/2 hours. Out of respect for your fellow graduates, the expectation is that graduates who have elected to participate in the commencement ceremony will remain for the entire ceremony. 

This is an outdoor ceremony. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and plan for unexpected changes.

Gates and Concessions will open at 8 a.m. 

To avoid congestion on Bancroft, use the west entrance off Secor Road or the south entrance off Dorr Street.


Date:  Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time:  10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Location: The Glass Bowl, Main Campus
Student Arrival Time: no later than 9 a.m.
Students will be pre-seated at 9:30 a.m.

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location:  The Glass Bowl, Main Campus
Student Arrival Time: 2 p.m.
Doctoral, masters, education specialist, and graduate certificate candidates will be pre-seated at 2:30 p.m.

Guest admission to UT commencement does not require a ticket. Guest seating in the Glass Bowl is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating will be on the east and west sides of the Glass Bowl, and an image of each student will appear on the large screens as graduates walk across the stage.

If you are unable to attend, you may watch the commencement ceremony live online at

The College of Law and the College of Medicine and Life Sciences will hold separate ceremonies.


College of Arts and Letters
Friday, May 4, 2018  – 7:00 PM
Doermann Theatre

College of Business and Innovation
Friday, May 4, 2018 – 5:30 PM
Lois and Norman Nitschke Auditorium

Judith Herb College of Education
Judith Herb College of Education will not be holding a separate convocation for Spring 2018.

College of   Engineering – Honors Convocation
Friday, April 6, 2018 – 4:30 PM
Lois and Norman Nitschke Auditorium

College of Graduate Studies
College of Graduate Studies will not be holding a separate convocation for Spring 2018.

College of Health and Human Services
The College of Health and Human Services will not be holding a separate convocation for Spring 2018.

Jesup Scott Honors College
Honors Medallion Ceremony
Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 4:00 PM
Student Union, Ingman Room

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Friday, May 4, 2018 – 5:30 PM
Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall

College of Nursing - Convocation
Friday, May 4, 2018 – 1:00 PM
Savage Arena

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Convocation & Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 4, 2018 – 5:30 PM
Stranahan Theater

University College
Friday, May 4, 2018 – 6:00 PM
Student Union, Ingman Room

Last Updated: 4/5/18