2020 Summer Commencement

Congratulations to OSUIT's 216th Graduating Class!

Summer Graduation will take place in Covelle Hall at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSUIT has modified our celebration of graduates to deliver an event that holds the same traditions of pomp and circumstance with your safety and well-being in mind. 

Commencement exercises, including the Nursing pinning event, will be held as private functions only with no guests; Covelle Hall will be closed to the public, and only graduating students and the platform party will be permitted entry. All ceremonies, however, will be streamed live and on demand so that friends and family may be able to see their graduate crossing the stage and share in that moment.

Please also know that there will be changes to the staging and processionals to enforce social distancing, such as spaced seating, and the requirement of facial coverings. Other contactless options will be integrated into the overall experience.


The 10 a.m. ceremony will include graduates from the School of Arts, Sciences & Health; the School of Creative & Information Technologies; and the School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment. Candidates should report to Covelle Hall between 8:45 and 9:20 a.m.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will include graduates from the School of Engineering & Construction Technologies. Candidates should report to Covelle Hall between 12:45 and 1:20 p.m.

The Nursing Pinning Ceremony that was postponed from spring is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, in Covelle Hall at 10 a.m. 

Spring 2020 Graduates

If you would like to participate in the summer ceremonies, RSVP online or contact your school’s administrative assistant before September 11. You will need to wear your cap and gown that was sent to you with your spring diploma.

Watch Online

Our commencement ceremony will be streamed live to our Facebook Page and made available for on demand viewing on the OSUIT website and OState.TV.

216th Graduating Class Commencement Program
Includes all graduate names in the 216th graduating class of OSU Institute of Technology and speaker information for the 10am and 2pm ceremony. 
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A professional photographer will capture graduation pictures. Those photos will be posted to the photographer’s website within two weeks of the ceremony. You can order photos online or directly from the photographer.