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!

Connect with the offices below!

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

Recommended for students to have Caps & Gowns held at the store for pickup upon return to campus for Commencement. Shipping available if desired and paid at student expense.
All caps are elastic one-size-fits-all. Tassel color determined by degree per Registrar.  
Gown size by height in 2-inch intervals Verified by emailing Note: If you intend to wear heels, this may require a taller gown size
If you Paid Senior Dues:
Email your requested height size gown to If not emailing from your OWU email, please make sure to include your name.
If picking up at Campus Store on return for Commencement, no other action needed.
If you want your Cap & Gown shipped, order from store here and select "Senior Dues - Ship" for item and then select a shipping option at checkout.
If you did not pay Senior Dues:
Order from store here and select either Pickup at Store (Recommended) or Shipping option.
$35.00 (37.45 w/tax) for the set.  
Gown height will be verified by email with prior to order fulfillment.


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 here!

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

2020 Class Gift

Make your class gift of $20.20 at to get your senior philanthropy commencement cord and for the opportunity to honor a faculty/staff member!

Already made your $20.20+ gift? Contact for the link to honor a fac/staff member.

More $20.20 gifts you make mean more opportunities to show your appreciation!