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The Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff and Students of Hocking College invite you to the forty-fifth Annual Commencement Ceremonies on Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10, 2014 at the Hocking College Student Center in Nelsonville, Ohio.

7:00 p.m. Ceremony, Friday, May 8, 2015

  • School of Allied Health
  • School of Nursing

10:30 a.m. Ceremony, Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • School of Natural Resources
  • School of Public Safety Services

2:30 p.m. Ceremony, Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • McClenaghan Center for Hospitality Training
  • School of Arts, Business and Science
  • School of Engineering and Information Technology

Students may invite as many people to the ceremony as they wish, as the event does not require a ticket. Students will receive two graduation announcements with their caps and gowns. Additional announcements will be available to purchase through Members of Phi Theta Kappa can earn their graduation stole through their chapter or purchase one at Members of Alpha Mu Delta can purchase or rent a graduation stole from their chapter.

A reception following each commencement exercise will be held at the Inn at Hocking College.

Information for Graduates

Cap and Gown Ordering

Deadline: March 18, 2014

Obtain your cap and gown, available in a variety of sizes at no charge to graduates. Caps and gowns must be ordered through Select "College Gown Selection" on the left side of the page, then select "Hocking College Cap and Gown Order Form" on the right side or visit the Hocking College Order Form directly.

Cap and Gown Pick-up

Pick-up your cap and gown at the Hocking College Bookstore from April 10 through May 5, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Your college account must have a zero balance in order to pick-up your cap and gown.

Graduation Practice

All graduates participating in commencement are required to attend one practice, regardless of ceremony time.

Monday, May 5 or Tuesday, May 6, from 12-1 p.m. or 4-5 p.m.

Student Center Multiplex

Graduation Day Services

  • Photos: Graduation Foto
  • DVD: Hocking College Broadcasting Department
  • Reception: There will be a reception directly after each graduation ceremony on the Hocking College Campus
  • Flowers: To pre-order flowers call the Nelsonville Flower Shop at 740.753.9502
  • Rhapsody Restaurant will serve a modified dinner and lunch menu for Friday night and Saturday afternoon and evening following the ceremonies. For more information or to make reservations, visit Rhapsody Music & Dining.
Commencement Ceremonies and Graduation Practice
Giles Lee

Account Balance/Status of Graduation Application
Jane Dunnington

Caps & Gowns
Katie Skivers