The Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff and Students of Hocking College invite you to our Annual Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Hocking College Student Center in Nelsonville, Ohio.

  • 11:00 a.m. Ceremony for the School of Health and Safety and the School of Arts, Business and Science

  • 2:30 p.m. Ceremony for the School of Natural Resources

Students may invite as many people to the ceremony as they wish, as the event does not require a ticket. Announcements are available for download. 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 the commencement exercise will be held in the lobby of the Student Center.

Information for Graduates

Cap and Gown Ordering

Obtain your cap and gown, available in a variety of sizes at no charge to graduates. Caps and gowns must be ordered through by March 24. 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 beginning April 21. 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 1 or Wednesday, May 3 from 12.00-12.30 p.m. or 4.00-4.30 p.m.

Student Center Multiplex

Graduation Day Services

  • Photos: Graduation Foto
  • Reception: Graduates and graduation guests are invited to attend a Sweet Success Reception in the lobby of the Student Center immediately following the graduation ceremonies.
  • Flowers: To pre-order flowers call the Nelsonville Flower Shop at 740.753.9502. Flowers will also be available in the Student Center Lobby before the ceremony.
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