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Commencement Events

Commencement Events

COMMENCEMENT EVENTS

Ottawa University invites and encourages family and friends to attend and participate in celebrating our graduates annually at one of our commencement ceremonies. The commencement season is filled with hope and purpose as our graduates achieve a meaningful milestone and pursue new career opportunities. We recognize and applaud our graduates and their respective families during graduation ceremonies conducted at each campus.
 

All candidates for graduation must complete an Application for Graduation at least 90 days prior to the ceremony date. Please request an Application for Graduation from your academic advisor.

For our residential campus in Ottawa, KS, please note that the doors to the Fredrikson Chapel will be opened for seating 1 hour prior to the ceremony start time. Due to the number of graduates and attendees, each graduate is given a predetermined number of tickets to distribute to family and friends. While there is limited seating available within the Fredrikson Chapel, the ceremony will be available via livestream.

For our residential campus in Surprise, AZ, as well as the Phoenix campus, this year's ceremony will be held virtually. 

For our Overland Park, KS; Brookfield, WI campuses and online students, this year's ceremony will be held virtually. More information about each ceremony can be found below.

The University's commencement ceremony dates, times and locations are detailed below.

 

NOTE:  

With the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ottawa University has been closely monitoring the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. As we face this unprecedented challenge created by the virus, we know how important such an event is to our graduating students who have worked so long and hard to enjoy that celebration, and will be identifying alternative dates to honor your achievements. 

Stay tuned for more information on rescheduled Commencement Ceremonies.

 

Graduation Ceremony Details

Graduation Ceremony Details

May 1, 2021  •  9:00 a.m. (2020 graduates) and 1:00 p.m. (2021 graduates)


Fredrikson Chapel, Ottawa University
1001 South Cedar Street
Ottawa, KS  66067


  • IMPORTANT: Graduates must RSVP for the ceremony prior to Friday, April 23. When completing the form, you must list the names of your two guests.
     
  • Graduates will line-up for Commencement in Gangwish Library.
     
  • Graduates and their families will find more information in the Ottawa (KS) Campus Commencement Booklet.
     
  • Guests from out of town, visit our Community Resources page to find lodging and dining information.
     
  • PHOTOS: A photo will be for sale of the graduates as they accept their diploma on stage through Kramer Photography. A link will be provided at a later date for photos to be viewed and purchased.
     
  • LIVESTREAM LINKS: The link for the ceremonies will be available closer to the event date. A separate link will be provided for each ceremony.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony Details

May 29, 2021

 

NOTE: A link for viewing the ceremony will be provided closer to the ceremony date.

 

2020-2021 OUAZ Commencement Photo Submission and Special Features Page

Virtual Graduation Ceremony Details

May 1, 2021  •  1:00 p.m. CST (2020 graduates) and 3:00 p.m. CST (2021 graduates)

 

NOTE: A link for viewing the ceremony will be provided closer to the ceremony date.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony Details

May 1, 2021  •  1:00 p.m. CST (2020 graduates) and 3:00 p.m. CST (2021 graduates)

 

NOTE: A link for viewing the ceremony will be provided closer to the ceremony date.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony Details

May 1, 2021  •  1:00 p.m. CST (2020 graduates) and 3:00 p.m. CST (2021 graduates)

 

NOTE: A link for viewing the ceremony will be provided closer to the ceremony date.

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