Commencement

Commencement

News Stories

2014

4/14/2014 See the Remarkable Stories Told by the Class of 2014
Students have been sending us their first-person accounts of their challenges, milestones, setbacks and successes in achieving their academic goals.

3/25/2014 Five Outstanding Graduates Receive UC’s Highest Award for Undergraduates
UC names the recipients of the Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence.

3/31/2014 Botswana Ambassador Who Is UC Alumna Will Speak at Spring 2014 Commencement
UC alumna Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, will serve as the Commencement speaker in ceremonies set for Saturday, April 26.

2013

4/27/2013 WATCH: UC Spring Commencement Message – Follow Your Heart
Check out the video and slide show. Plus, the 2013 Senior Class announces fundraising plans for a memorial and UC exhibit to honor Neil Armstrong.

4/22/2013 University of Cincinnati to Award More Than 6,360 Degrees
Get a closer look at the Bearcats who are graduating this spring.

4/16/2013 A Common Bond: Becoming U.S. Citizens, Military Officers and UC Graduates
Army ROTC cadets Patrick Abdallah and Mark Clemente became naturalized U.S. citizens in the same ceremony. This spring, they’ll also become college graduates as well as Army officers together in UC celebrations.

4/4/2013 UC to Award Honorary Degrees to Influential Leaders
The recipients will be honored during UC’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies on April 27.

4/2/2013   Cincinnati Business Leader and Philanthropist Sandra Heimann to Address UC’s Spring Graduates
UC’s All-University Commencement Ceremonies will be held on April 27.

2012 

12/15/12 December Commencement Message - Follow Your Dreams
See video and a slide show of the December Commencement Ceremony at the University of Cincinnati.

12/6/12 New Recognition for Veterans at UC’s December Commencement
UC’s graduating veterans can pick up an item at the new Veterans Center that will instantly identify them as veterans at December Commencement.

11/29/2012 Transfer Student/Graduate Says There’s A Place For Everyone At UC
An injury first led to Kara Mate’s transfer to UC, but she says her discoveries in and out of the classroom are what kept her on her pathway to graduation.

5/29/2012   UC to Award Three Honorary Doctorates and Two Awards for Excellence
The recipients will be honored during UC’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies June 8-9.

5/14/2012   UC Conductor Leads Decades of Graduating Bearcats Through Pomp and Circumstance
Award-winning conductor Terence Milligan will again be behind the baton at UC’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies on June 8-9.

5/11/2012   WATCH: UC Commencement – A Time-Honored Tradition
Look through historic photos of UC Commencement Ceremonies and discover some of the university’s traditions that continue to thread through Commencement today.

4/9/2012   Spring Graduates: Find Out How to Star in a Special UC 'Thank You' Video
The video will be featured at UC’s all-university Commencement ceremonies June 8-9. Plus, get information on how to reserve your seat at Commencement.

2011

12/10/2011   WATCH: UC's December Graduates March at Commencement
See video and a slide show of the celebration.

11/29/2011   Teacher of Gifted Students to Receive Special Gift at UC Ceremony
Whitaker Elementary School teacher Gail Seifert will be honored with UC’s Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Award at the Dec. 10 Commencement Ceremony.

11/29/2011   Tristate Teacher Wins Praise for Being a Mentor and a Friend
Susan Moore, a teacher at the Live Oaks Career Development Campus in Milford, will be honored with UC’s Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Award at the Dec. 10 Commencement Ceremony.

11/29/2011   UC Graduate Honors Former Teacher, Who’s Also a Current Student at UC
Former Winton Woods High School teacher Anita Williams will receive UC’s Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Award at the Dec. 10 Commencement Ceremony.

11/29/2011   'Small-Town' Student Gives Special Thanks to the Schoolteacher Who Drove Her to UC
Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center teacher Marcia Taynor will receive UC’s Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Award at the Dec. 10 Commencement Ceremony.

11/29/2011   Four Tristate Educators to be Honored at UC’s December Commencement Ceremony
UC’s seventh-annual Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Awards will be presented at Commencement on Dec. 10.

11/28/2011   Longtime University and Community Supporter H.C. Buck Niehoff to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati
Niehoff will be honored for his decades of service to the university.

6/11/2011   WATCH: UC Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2011
Watch the video and slide show of UC's Commencement and hooding ceremonies.

5/24/2011   Enough Already! Meet a UC Grad Who Will Be Marching in Both Commencement Ceremonies
Shali Zhu is earning degrees from two different UC colleges. As a result, she’ll be marching in the morning and in the afternoon.

5/16/2011   UC to Award Three Honorary Doctorates and an Award for Excellence
The recipients will be honored during UC’s Spring Commencement ceremonies on June 11.

5/16/2011   Industry Executive, Engineer and Faculty Member John Procario to be Honored with UC’s Award for Excellence
Procario will be honored at UC's Commencement Ceremony on June 11.

5/16/2011   Former Cincinnati Mayor Eugene Ruehlmann to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati
Eugene P. Ruehlmann will be honored at UC’s June 11 Commencement Ceremony.

5/16/2011   Auto Executive Jeff Wyler to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati
The president and CEO of the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family will be honored for his outstanding achievements as well as his service to the University of Cincinnati.

5/4/2011   Western & Southern Chairman, President and CEO John F. Barrett to Address UC’s June Graduates
UC alumnus John F. Barrett will also be honored at the All-University Commencement Ceremonies on June 11.

2010

12/11/2010   UC Commencement Message: Make a Difference
View video and a slideshow of celebrations surrounding the University of Cincinnati’s December graduates.

12/1/2010   St. Ursula Teacher to be Honored by UC for Preparing Young Women for High-Demand Science Fields
Sandy Campbell will be honored with UC’s Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Award at the Dec. 11 Commencement Ceremony.

12/1/2010   UC Senior Thanks a Special High School Teacher for Giving Her the Confidence to Go to College
Deer Park High School teacher Doug Miller will be honored with UC’s Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Award on Dec. 11.

12/1/2010   UC Student Honors Her High School Teacher for Inspiring Her to Pursue Her Dreams
Deer Park High School teacher Ted Shaw will be honored with UC’s Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Award at the Dec. 11 Commencement Ceremony.

12/1/2010   Three Tristate Teachers to be Honored at UC’s December Commencement Ceremony
UC’s sixth-annual Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Awards will be presented at Commencement on Dec. 11.

11/29/2010   Longtime Cincinnati Physician and Endoscopic Surgeon Anant R. Bhati to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati
The medical field leader and mentor to UC medical students will be honored at UC’s Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 11.

11/29/2010   Alumna, Community Volunteer and CET Host Barbara Weeks Kellar to be Honored with UC’s Award for Excellence
Kellar will be honored at UC’s Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 11.

11/29/2010   David L. Joyce, President and CEO of GE Aviation, to Receive Honorary Doctorate from UC
The visionary leader in aerospace technology will be honored at the University of Cincinnati Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 11.

11/8/2010   Procter & Gamble Chairman/President/CEO Bob McDonald to Address UC’s December Graduates
UC’s December Commencement Ceremony will be held on Dec. 11.

6/12/2010   WATCH: UC Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2010
The Commencement message, reflecting today’s current events, reminds graduates that they must now proceed on applying what they’ve learned to solving the challenges that face the nation today.

6/11/2010   WLWT-TV: UC Class of 1970 Has Special Graduation Ceremony
UC closed its campus in the spring of 1970 due to unrest on college campuses around the state and nation. UC reopened in time for commencement, but many students had already gone home and were not able to return for graduation ceremonies. So, today, 40 years later, UC held special ceremonies for members of the class of 1970.

6/7/2010   UC Commencement: 191 Years of Academic Excellence
Discover the triumphs and the transformations surrounding the spring graduates.