How do I register for the commencement ceremony?

You must register to participate in commencement activities before April 23, 2021. Please look for a commencement registration email from to complete this process.

Will my registered guests need tickets for the commencement ceremony?

Yes. When you register to participate in commencement activities your named guests will be on a list. As of now, we plan to mail guest tickets to the current address you include on the registration form.

Is there any way to secure more tickets for my guests? 

Based on new guidelines from local public health officials, each graduate now is able to invite up to four guests. (We will continue to consult with the Delaware Public Health District in case this guideline is changed, and we will share any updates as quickly as possible.) If you have registered previously and wish to add additional guests, please email your name, cell phone number, and complete guest list (including first and last names) to your class email account — or classof2020@owu.edubefore April 23. If you have not registered previously please complete the Commencement Participation Form and include your guest information. (Check your email for a link to the form.)

Can I ask other participants for unused tickets?

Because we are required to have the names of all guests for contact-tracing purposes, we cannot permit graduates with unused tickets to share those with other graduates. We also will be webstreaming your special day live so that all of your family and friends are able to watch you complete your Ohio Wesleyan journey.

What safety measures will be taken? Do I/my guests have to be vaccinated?

OWU has decided to host commencement ceremonies in Selby Stadium to allow for additional seating and physically distanced seating. 

We will not be requiring participants or guests to be vaccinated to attend the ceremony, but we will require all COVID-19 safety protocols to be followed.

How do I get my cap and gown?

Contact the OWU Campus Store for more information about purchasing your cap and gown and for details about pickup. 

Is there a rain location for the commencement ceremony?

No, the ceremony will stay in Selby Stadium rain or shine. If the ceremony needs to be delayed for severe weather, we will post a note at the top of every page of our website and send a campus-wide email, and utilize social media to communicate details.

Where will people be able to park?

Parking will be free in all OWU parking lots around campus.  Selby Stadium parking may be reserved for guests needing special assistance.

What happens in the event of an emergency? Where can people get first aid?

OWU will have a first aid station located near Selby Stadium. 

Are animals welcome?

Only service dogs for people with a disability are allowed. Pets are important family members but for their safety and the safety and comfort of others, please keep them at home.

Will there be special accommodations for individuals with a disability?

The commencement registration form provides space to indicate special accommodations for any guests or attendees. OWU does not provide wheelchairs but transportation from the disability parking lot spaces to the seating area is available. A sign language interpreter will also be present for the hearing impaired. If you need to change your initial request please call 740-368-2222.

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Department Contact Info


Office of the Provost
University Hall 108
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3100
F 740-368-3374