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Fall Graduates to be Celebrated at UC's Dec. 8 Commencement


The University of Cincinnati will award degrees to more than 2,300 graduates at Fall Commencement on Dec. 8.

Date: 12/4/2017 12:00:00 PM
By: Matt Koesters
Phone: (513) 556-5279

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati will confer 2,343 degrees to 2,321 students during its Fall Commencement ceremonies Dec. 8. 

This fall’s Commencement ceremonies will be held in BB&T Arena, located on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Each ceremony is expected to last between two and three hours. Doors open one hour prior to the ceremonies. 

 

Two honorary doctoral degrees — the university's highest honor — will be conferred at the undergraduate Commencement ceremony. This year's recipients are Judge John Andrew West and former Children's Hospital Medical Center President and CEO James Anderson.

Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony 
2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 

Graduates check in inside BB&T Arena's "Vault lounge," located within the entrance closest to the pedestrian bridge from the parking facilities.
 
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 

Graduates check in inside BB&T Arena's "Vault lounge," located within the entrance closest to the pedestrian bridge from the parking facilities.

ABOUT THE GRADUATES 

The Fall 2017 graduating class of 2,321 students hails from 42 different countries, including 49 states and the District of Columbia within the United States. More than half of the class originates from Ohio, and 64 of Ohio’s 88 counties are represented. This year’s fall class is 2.5 percent larger than the Fall 2016 graduating class (2,265). 

About 45 percent of the Winter 2017 class will receive graduate degrees, including 976 master’s degrees, 91 doctoral degrees and one professional degree. Nearly half of all degrees to be conferred are in STEMM fields (48.7 percent). More than a quarter of all graduates participated in distance-learning programs (662). 

More than 14 percent of graduates — 338 — are first-generation college students. The average age of all graduates is 28.5, with students as young as 19 and as old as 72. 

CEREMONY DETAILS

This is a ticketed event. All students should have reserved tickets for family and guests. Graduate check-in will take place in BB&T’s “Vault lounge,” with line-up in the conference rooms. 

GETTING TO BB&T ARENA 

Details on parking and directions to BB&T. Nunn Drive near the primary entrance is often congested with traffic. Please plan accordingly and seek alternative entrances/exits. 

MORE TO LEARN 

Further information is available on the Commencement website.