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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.

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

 

Graduation Ceremony Details

Ottawa, Kansas (OUKS)

Graduation Ceremony Details

May 4, 2024  •  10:00 a.m.

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


  • CAP AND GOWN: Candidates for graduation can pick up their cap and gown at the Braves Fan Shop (located in Gangwish Library). We highly recommend that the cap and gown be picked up in advance to allow the gown to be hung or steamed to remove wrinkles in advance of the ceremony.
     
  • LIVESTREAM LINKS: The ceremony will be livestreamed on the day of the event. To watch the 2023 ceremony via Livestream, click here.

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  • Graduates will line-up for Commencement in Gangwish Library.
    • Graduates are required to arrive at the designated location by 9:00 a.m. for the ceremony.
       
  • REHEARSAL: In lieu of an on-campus rehearsal, the following videos have been created for graduates to know what to expect as they walk in the ceremony.
    • Master's Candidates - links will be available in April
    • Bachelor's Candidates - links will be available in April
       
  • Guests from out of town, visit our Community Resources page to find lodging and dining information.

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Graduation Ceremony Details

In-person Graduation Ceremony Details

May 4, 2024  •  2:00 p.m. CST

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

To watch the 2023 ceremony via Livestream, click here.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony Details

May 4, 2024

Information will be emailed directly to the students for this ceremony.

QUESTIONS

Additional information about details surrounding the ceremony will be released in the spring.

If you have questions regarding Commencement, please complete the form below and someone will be in touch with you.

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