Hooding


*updated 2/20/20*

2020 Spring Hooding

Honors Convocation
Friday, May 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. | Mershon Auditorium | 1871 N. High Street

Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. | Mershon Auditorium | 1871 N. High Street
Reception immediately following the ceremony
Drinko Hall – 55 West 12th Ave

Cap and Gown Information for the Class of 2020

Checklist for Graduating Students


Guests do not need tickets for Honors Convocation or the Hooding Ceremony. Mershon Auditorium opens (general seating) one hour before Honors Convocation and one hour before the Hooding Ceremony. 

Accessibility—Mershon Auditorium does not have an elevator. Main floor accessible seating is available for patrons with limited mobility or those using wheelchairs, and their companions. Current ADA standards limit companion seating to 3 people maximum, so making arrangements in advance and arriving early is preferable whenever possible. To make ADA arrangements, contact Patron Services Manager Helyn Marshall or call (614) 688-3890

Parking Ohio Union special event parking will be available during Honors Convocation and the Hooding Ceremony. Special event parking is $5 cash.

Area Hotels – Information on local hotels can be found on the University Hospitality District website as well as the  Experience Columbus – Hotels website.

Video Stream – For family and friends unable to attend the Hooding Ceremony, a video stream will be available during the event. Visit this link to the video stream on the day of Hooding.

Ohio State University Commencement – Visit this link for information related to The Ohio State University Spring Commencement activities