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Commencement Events

Commencement Events

COMMENCEMENT EVENTS

Ottawa University invites and encourages family and friends to attend and participate in celebrating our graduates annually at one of our commencement ceremonies. The commencement season is filled with hope and purpose as our graduates achieve a meaningful milestone and pursue new career opportunities. We recognize and applaud our graduates and their respective families during graduation ceremonies conducted at each campus.
 

All candidates for graduation must complete an Application for Graduation at least 90 days prior to the ceremony date. Please request an Application for Graduation from your academic advisor.

For our residential campus in Ottawa, KS, please note that the doors to the Fredrikson Chapel will be opened for seating 1 hour prior to the ceremony start time. Due to the number of graduates and attendees, each graduate is given a predetermined number of tickets to distribute to family and friends. While there is limited seating available within the Fredrikson Chapel, there are two designated locations for remote viewing via livestream. For more information, please review the Ottawa campus Commencement booklet.

For our Overland Park, KS; Phoenix, AZ; Surprise, AZ; Brookfield, WI campuses and online students, our commencement ceremonies are open to graduates and their respective families completing degree programs based on seating availability. More information about each ceremony can be found below.

The University's commencement ceremony dates, times and locations are detailed below.

 

NOTE:  

With the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ottawa University has been closely monitoring the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. As we face this unprecedented challenge created by the virus, Ottawa University has decided that the May 2020 Commencement Ceremonies at all campuses be postponed.  We know how important such an event is to our graduating students who have worked so long and hard to enjoy that celebration, and will be identifying alternative dates closer to the fall term start to honor your achievements and to kick off the new academic year in special style. 

Stay tuned for more information on rescheduled Commencement Ceremonies.

 

Graduation Ceremony Details

Graduation Ceremony Details

Spring 2021 - Details to be announced.

If a student chooses to or is unable to attend the ceremony, may submit a photo and be recognized as part of the ceremony.


Fredrikson Chapel, Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar St.
Ottawa, KS 66067


  • IMPORTANT: Graduates will line-up for Commencement in Gangwish Library.
  • Graduates and their families will find more information in the Ottawa Campus Commencement Booklet
  • Guests from out of town, visit our Community Resources page to find lodging and dining information.
  • To purchase the professional photos taken by Kramer Photography, a link will be posted prior to the event date.
  • PHOTOS: A photo will be for sale of the graduates as they accept their diploma on stage. A link will be provided at a later date for photos to be viewed and purchased.

Graduation Ceremony Details

Spring 2021 - Details to be announced.

OUAZ Campus

O'Dell Center - Faith Arena
14470 W Tierra Buena Ln
Suprise, AZ 85374
 

Graduation Ceremony Details

Spring 2021 - Details to be announced.

If a student chooses to or is unable to attend the ceremony, may submit a photo and be recognized as part of the ceremony.


Fredrikson Chapel, Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar St.
Ottawa, KS 66067


Graduation Ceremony Details

Spring 2021 - Details to be announced.


If a student chooses to or is unable to attend the ceremony, may submit a photo and be recognized as part of the ceremony.

Fredrikson Chapel, Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar St.
Ottawa, KS 66067

Graduation Ceremony Details

Spring 2021 - Details to be announced.

If a student chooses to or is unable to attend the ceremony, may submit a photo and be recognized as part of the ceremony.


Fredrikson Chapel, Ottawa University
1001 S.  Cedar Street
Ottawa, KS 66067


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