Reminders for Ed Studies Students Graduating this Spring

Spring 2023 commencement is fast approaching! In order to ensure you are able to participate in graduation events it is important to follow the university’s Final Semester Procedures and Timelines and graduation calendar to make sure you don’t miss any important deadlines.

Examinations and reports on examinations and documents must be completed by next Friday, April 14. This includes approval from all committee members, so please ensure they are aware and provide their responses promptly.

PhD students and Masters students pursuing a thesis option must have their final document submitted and accepted by Friday, April 21. The documents must be submitted via OhioLink.

If you miss these deadlines, you have until Monday, May 8 to have everything submitted and approved in time for the End-of-Semester deadline. By doing this, your official graduation will move to Summer, but you will not be required to apply for graduation again or register for any courses during the Summer term. End-of-Semester students who complete all requirements for graduation before Wednesday, May 3 are invited to participate the Education and Human Ecology Commencement Ceremony on May 3, but will not be able to receive their diploma or officially graduate until summer term.

Finally, make sure to RSVP to attend the Education and Human Ecology Commencement Ceremony by Monday, April 17. The college-specific event will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at Mershon Auditorium. If you did not receive an email invitation and will be graduating this Spring, please contact Ryan Provost. We also encourage you to keep up with information about Ohio State’s commencement on Sunday, May 7.

If you’re no longer able to graduate in Spring or meet the End-of-Semester deadline and need to move to a Summer graduation, you’ll want to do the following:

  • Email to cancel/withdraw your application for Spring.
  • Register for 3 credit hours for Summer (pay tuition and fees).
  • Re-apply for Summer 2023 Graduation by the 3rd Friday of the term.

Please reach out to the Educational Studies Office of Student Services and Graduate Studies with any questions at

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