Convocation

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2022! You can see photos from our Convocation ceremony by clicking on this link.

What happens during the ceremony? 


During the ceremony, “Pomp and Circumstance” will cue faculty to process into the arena. Once faculty reach the stage, students will enter the arena. Once all students are situated at their chairs, Dean Melnyk will welcome everyone to the ceremony and provide opening remarks. 

At the end of the opening remarks, special guests and faculty will be invited to the stage to announce the college’s award winners. Then, the names of graduates who attend the ceremony in-person will be announced. 

The PhD and DNP candidates will be invited to stage along with their faculty advisor. Doctoral candidates will be hooded during the ceremony by their faculty advisor.

Following the doctoral candidates, graduating graduate students will be invited to cross the stage and then undergraduate students. All names of those in attendance will be announced by a faculty speaker. Announced names may not align with when each named student crosses the stage. 

Dean Melnyk will present graduates with gifts:

  • PhD and Doctoral students will receive a special gift from the Dean in addition to be hooded on stage
  • Graduating graduate students and HWIH students will receive a special gift from Dean Melnyk as they cross the stage
  • Undergraduate nursing students will receive the nursing pin as they cross the stage
  • Undergraduate BSN honors students will receive the honors pin and nursing pin as they cross the stage.

The ceremony concludes once the names of all those attending the ceremony have been announced and Dean Melnyk provides closing remarks. Faculty will lead the processional out of the arena. Graduates should meet their families and guests outside of the Schottenstein Center.