Office of the Registrar

Commencement

Fall commencement 2024

Join The University of Toledo in celebrating success as we recognize the graduating Class of 2024.

 More information will be posted as it becomes available on the University Commencement page.

Fall 2024 Ceremony Information

More information will be shared as the ceremony date nears.

Fall 2024 Important Dates

Deadline to apply* to be included in commencement program:                        TBA

MarchingOrder response website opens:                                                                      TBA

Deadline to apply* to be included in MarchingOrder response process:         TBA

Deadline to submit name pronunciation information to MarchingOrder:      TBA

Deadline to submit RSVP to MarchingOrder:                                                               TBA

*Apply refers to the act of submitting a graduation application through the "Apply to Graduate" link in the myUT portal.

General Information for Graduates and Guests

MarchingOrder Website

Students who have applied for graduation in Summer 2024 or Fall 2024 will receive an email invitation from MarchingOrder to submit name pronunciation information and review the graduation information we have on file. Students will also be able to indicate their intent to participate.

Watch your email for more instructions from MarchingOrder.

Ticketing Information

Commencement will be a ticketed event with general admission seating.  There is no cost associated with the tickets. All tickets will be print-at-home.

More information about tickets will be shared as the ceremony date nears.

On the day of commencement, all guests will be required to have a ticket for entrance into Savage Arena. Tickets will be checked by event staff at all entrances.

Graduates must RSVP through MarchingOrder in order to receive ticketing information.

Viewing Commencement Virtually

A live stream video of the commencement ceremonies will be available on the main commencement webpage. Recordings of the ceremonies will also be posted for graduates and guests who are unable to attend in person.

Ceremony Line Up

Graduates will line up in the Fetterman Training Center, next to Savage Arena. Graduates should follow posted signage to enter Fetterman directly. Parking Area 5 can be used to drop off students for entrance to Fetterman.

 

Commencement Ceremony Line Up Entrance

Name Cards and Honors Cords Pick Up

Name cards will be distributed by Registrar's Office staff in the Rocket Hall front lobby (Secor Road entrance).  Eligible students will also receive their honors cords at this time.

Graduates can pick up materials during the following dates and times:

  • Monday, December 9 through Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you cannot pick up your name card yourself, a friend or family member may pick it up on your behalf.

Graduates must bring this name card to the commencement ceremony in order to have their name announced.  During the ceremony, each graduate will receive a commemorative diploma case, hand their name card to the announcer to have their name read, and then walk across the stage. Afterward, graduates will return to their seats for the remainder of the ceremony.

Diploma Cases and Commencement Programs

Diploma cases will be distributed at the commencement ceremonies. If you are unable to attend the commencement ceremony, you may contact graduation@utoledo.edu to arrange pick-up.

Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 graduating students wishing to have their names published in the Fall 2024 Commencement Program must apply for graduation by the sixth week of the Fall 2024 term.  If you do not wish to have your name appear in the Commencement Program please email graduation@utoledo.edu and request to not have your name published.

Photographs

Each graduate is professionally photographed at multiple points during the ceremony.  Approximately three weeks after the ceremony, each graduate will receive a proof of their pictures taken along with ordering instructions. For more information about photographs, please go to Grad Images website at www.gradimages.com. Family and guests are free to take pictures from the stands, but may not come down onto the arena floor.

When are diplomas mailed? What happens after Commencement?

Following commencement and after all grades are posted, the colleges begin the task of clearing students for graduation.  This means the college reviews final grades to determine that all degree requirements have been met and notifies the Registrar's Office when the degree can be awarded. Once cleared by the college, the Registrar's Office posts the degree to the transcript and orders the diploma from Paradigm Inc.  The diploma is printed and then mailed by Paradigm Inc. to the student at the address listed on the graduation application. Students will receive an email to their UT student email address once the diploma has been mailed.  This clearing, posting, and ordering of diplomas are ongoing for about 45 days past commencement. 

To verify that your degree has been awarded,  view your unofficial transcript through the myUT Portal. Follow instructions for viewing unofficial transcripts online.

How to update diploma mailing addresses

Students can verify the diploma mailing address that is currently on file by viewing their application for graduation. To view your application go to the Student tab in the myUT portal and select the Student Profile link found in the upper right-hand corner of the page.  Select the 'Active' link in the Graduation Information section (middle of the page) to access your application.  Here you will find all of the information you included when you submitted your application. 

If your diploma mailing address is different from what is displayed then complete the Diploma Address Change web form. Diploma address changes can be made up until the last day of the graduating term.

Digital Diplomas

UToledo now offers digital diplomas and certificates. These are certified electronic credentials known as a CeDiploma or CeCertificate. Visit our CeDiploma page to learn more about digital diplomas.

Cap and Gown

Academic Regalia for all students is available for purchase from the Main Campus University Bookstore. Students participating in commencement are required to wear appropriate regalia. You may purchase regalia in-store at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore, located in Gateway Plaza. Regalia will be available for purchase in the store on the second floor.

Students may order regalia online, which will be shipped to your home directly from Oak Hall. There is a charge for shipping. Please note, if you do order online, it can take up to 5 weeks for the regalia to arrive. The bookstore does not track online orders, you will work directly with Oak Hall to resolve any issues.

Graduating students are invited to attend the "All Things Grad Fair" at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore at Gateway in November 2024. Caps and gowns and other commemorative materials will be available for purchase.

Celebratory materials available for purchase:  Graduating students and families can order commemorative materials for pick up at the commencement ceremony.

Honors

The actual honors awarded at the time a degree is posted is based on the final cumulative GPA. The diploma will show the honors awarded with the degree. View the University's Graduation with Honors Distinction Policy for complete details.

Summer Graduates

Although there is not a summer commencement ceremony, all summer graduates are invited to participate in the fall commencement ceremony and will have their names published in the fall commencement program unless otherwise indicated as do not publish.

General and Accessibility Parking

Students being dropped off for the ceremony line up can be dropped off in Parking Area 5. Additional details on general and accessibility parking can be found on the university's main commencement page.

Accessibility and Accommodation Information

Information about accessibility measures for the ceremony can be found on the university's main commencement page .  

Inclement Weather Plan

In the event of inclement weather, notifications will be sent through the University’s UT Alert System.  Additional information on the Commencement Inclement Weather Plan can be found on the main commencement page

Additional Tips for Graduates

  • Leave personal items like coats and purses with guests. There are no facilities available for storing these items. 
  • Remember to wear sash, medal, ribbon, etc. that corresponds with your honor society.
  • For safety reasons, graduates are discouraged from wearing high heeled shoes, as graduates will be lining up on the turf field at the Fetterman Center.

Contact Information

For questions or comments, please contact the Graduation Processing department at graduation@utoledo.edu.


 Graduating Seniors First Destination Survey
The First Destination Survey link will require you to log into your myUT portal.

Have Questions?

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Last Updated: 6/13/24