The University of Toledo Commencement

Celebration Toolkit

Relive the excitement of graduation day through the lens of University Photographer Dan Miller. Event photographs from the ceremonies are available in newly created online photo galleries through the Office of University Marketing and Communications. The galleries will be available until July 1, 2021.

Portrait photographs of individual graduates at Commencement are taken through a partnership with the company Grad Images. Approximately three weeks after the ceremony, each graduate will receive a proof of their pictures taken along with ordering instructions.

Morning ceremony

Morning Ceremony May 8, 2021
Colleges of Engineering; Health and Human Services; Nursing; and University College

Afternoon ceremony

Afternoon Ceremony May 8, 2021
Colleges of Arts and Letters; the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation; Judith Herb College of Education; and Natural Sciences and Mathematics



Graduate Yard Sign


Whether you’re celebrating from home or joining the ceremony in the Glass Bowl, use these resources to cheer on your graduating Rocket.

Show Your Rocket Pride!

Download and print a poster to celebrate your favorite grad. Bring it with you to the Glass Bowl, display it in a window, your celebration video or wherever you think a little Rocket spirit and celebration would fit. 

11 x 17 inches poster

Follow Along With the Program

Graduating students will receive a copy of the official commencement program on their chair at the ceremony, but you can also download and print the program for your home celebration. Please note, under current public health precautions, programs will not be handed out to guests attending commencement in the Glass Bowl.

Commencement Program

Congratulate a Grad

Share your congratulations with graduating students. Upload a video for an opportunity to have your message shared on social media.

Submit a Video

Share your celebration

Don a cap for your Instagram Stories or add a frame to your Facebook profile picture. Use #UToledo21 to join the celebration on social media!

Preview of social media filter



Celebrating a graduate from Fall or Spring 2020? Download a past commencement program.

Fall 2020 Program

Spring 2020 Program

Last Updated: 5/26/21