Ready to Graduate?

Run your Graduation Checklist first! The graduation application and all other required steps are located here. You can also use this application to check your graduation status.

View Graduation Deadlines for the current and upcoming semesters.

Planning to hold a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation defense? Visit the the Electronic Thesis/Dissertation Information page for recommendations to provide a public defense.   

Commencement Ceremonies

Whether you are a first-time graduate, graduate student, parent or UC faculty member joining in the celebration, this will be a memorable day for you. Find details and information on the commencement website.

Summer 2022 Ceremony Details

Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony

  • Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Ceremony time to be determined

Spring 2022

The Spring Fall 2022 Commencement was held on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Fifth Third Arena. Congratulations to all of our Spring grads!

Watch the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Purchasing Regalia

Doctoral Regalia

Students participating in an in-person Doctoral Hooding Ceremony must have official UC regalia. Any graduating student may purchase regalia, regardless of their ceremony participation. Only officially licensed UC regalia is permitted to be worn for participation in the ceremony.

Order Doctoral Standard Regalia from May 20 through June 30 on the Jostens UC doctoral webpage.  The cost is $201.50 + tax and the Regalia will ship directly to you. If you have questions regarding the Doctoral Regalia, please call the UC Bookstore at 513-556-1700, then press 3 or email them at

To inquire about Fine Quality Doctoral Regalia, please contact Phillip Shepherd at the UC Bookstore at 513-556-1287. Orders must be placed by June 5 to arrive in time for the August 5 ceremony.

Master's Regalia

Graduating master's students can stop by the UC Bookstore in Tangeman University Center (TUC) to purchase caps and gowns. Regalia may also be ordered online through the UC Bookstore website. Master's students have from May 16 to July 26 to order regalia. 

After Graduation