Bearcat Walk - Spring 2021 Commencement

Dear Graduate,

We are excited to announce that the Bearcat Walk is a huge success! Therefore we have opened up additional dates and times. If you haven’t already done so, make sure you reserve your spot today! We’re excited to share this fun event as you mark this memorable milestone.

Commemorate your graduation at the Bearcat Walk

The Bearcat Walk is your opportunity to have individual recognition for your achievements. You can reserve your chance to take a stroll in your cap and gown in Fifth Third Arena, where your moment will be captured on video as your name is read aloud. Participants will receive their free video snippet and a diploma cover. You will also have the opportunity to purchase graduation photos.

 Visit the Bearcat Walk reservation link to reserve your timeslot! The last day to reserve your spot is Monday, March 29, 2021. Only registered graduating students may attend the Bearcat Walk. Guests are not permitted at the event.

Ceremony reminders

The university will host two in-person Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30 in historic Nippert Stadium. Each graduate is permitted to host two guests. Tickets are required for entry. Graduate and guest ticket information is forthcoming.

Check the Commencement website for ceremony details!

At the ceremony, guests and graduates will hear remarks from President Neville Pinto, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and a selected graduating student. Students will be asked to stand with their college for conferral of degrees.

We look forward to celebrating with you at the Bearcat Walk as your name is read aloud and your individual photos are taken! There is additional information, including important FAQs, on the Commencement website, or email the Commencement Office at for assistance.

University of Cincinnati Commencement Office