Countdown to Commencement is a MANDATORY step towards commencement for all seniors. It's the one-stop-shop to ensure that you're ready to graduate!

Countdown to Commencement will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This mandatory all-day event is your graduation checklist to make sure you are prepared to leave OWU.

Upon arrival, you will get a stamp card. If you turn in the stamp card at the end of the event, you will be in a drawing for prizes!

Registrar’s Office

Review graduation reqs, verify major/minors, verify degree completion month.


Financial Aid Office

Get Federal Stafford loan exit materials and information on loan repayment.


Student Accounts

Check your student account balance to make sure nothing prevents you from getting your diploma!


Campus Store

Order your cap and gown! The purchase price is $35.



Order personalized graduation announcements and class rings.

Contact to get connected.

OWU Libraries

Get information on library accounts and a reminder of due dates before graduation.


Donor Relations - Scholarship Thank Yous

Have you received an endowed scholarship as part of your OWU Financial Aid packages? If so, be sure to submit your thank you to the scholarship donor or the donor's family.

Contact to write your "thank you", if you haven't already!

Alumni Engagement

Find out how to stay connected to OWU as an alumnus/a, including volunteer opportunities and events!


Career Connection

Submit your post-graduation outcome with us at the event!

Nothing lined up yet? We're here to assist you. Contact or schedule a career advising appointment directly on Handshake here.

2022 Class Gift

Make your class gift of $20.22 to get your senior philanthropy commencement cord.