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Your Graduation

Graduation. It's more than your last day here. It's everything you did to get here.

You opened your mind to new knowledge and perspectives. You opened your heart to new ways of leading and serving. And you opened your future to unlimited possibilities.

We are proud of all your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating with you and your family.

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May 2021 Commencement

We are happy to announce plans for in-person, on-campus graduation ceremonies May 7-9 — designed to allow us to celebrate your achievements with invited guests in the Flyer spirit and tradition, while aligned with Ohio’s pandemic safety guidelines.

The plans, which are being finalized, will allow you to come together with peers from your college or school, along with four of your guests, at UD Arena.

Commencement Ceremonies

The six ceremonies at UD Arena will allow for social distancing to better protect the health of everyone attending. Ceremonies are limited to 90 minutes to allow for required cleaning and set-up for the next ceremony.  *Specific ceremony times are subject to change if conditions and protocols require.

Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Law School
    • 1:00-2:30pm (*time subject to change)
  • Doctoral/Master's
    • 6:00-7:30pm (*time subject to change)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • College of Arts and Sciences (two ceremonies)
    • Bachelor of Arts: 9:00-10:30am (*time subject to change)
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Music, & Bachelor of Science: 1:30-3:00pm (*time subject to change)
  • ROTC Commissioning
    • 12:00-1:00pm (*time subject to change)
  • Baccalaureate Mass 
    • 6:00pm (*time subject to change)
    • Tickets for limited seating will also will be required for this event - registration information will be forthcoming.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

  • School of Education and Health Sciences/School of Engineering
    • 9:00-10:30am (*time subject to change)
  • School of Business Administration
    • 1:30-3:00pm (*time subject to change)

Guest Attendance

Each graduate is permitted to invite four (4) guests to attend the Commencement ceremony. Tickets with assigned seating will be required. Guests will be required to follow safety guidelines, including wearing face coverings. Information on the ticketing process will be forthcoming.

The ceremonies will be live streamed for friends and family who cannot attend. The link to watch will be shared in advance.

Additional Information

As has been the case throughout the past year, plans are subject to change based on the state of the pandemic on the campus or in the community at the time of the event. 

Please check back often for more details and instructions as they become available. Questions may be directed to


Flyer Student Services

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1600