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Graduation at Columbus State

group photoColumbus State Community College holds Commencement Ceremonies two times a year, on the last Friday of Autumn and Spring Semesters. The schedule for upcoming graduations is as follows. To view the program of past ceremonies in PDF format, please visit the programs section. Watch graduation live! View live stream.

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Next Ceremony:

Autumn Semester 2016 - December 16, 2016
Spring Semester 2017 - May 12, 2017

Autumn Semester Commencement Ceremony

When: Friday, December 16, 2016 – Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
(Graduates should arrive at 8:30 a.m. to check in, line up in the processional, and receive a briefing.)

Where: Celeste Center- Ohio Expo Center/State Fair - 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211
Parking: Available at the Fairgrounds - $5 event parking.

Caps and Gowns:  Caps and gowns may be ordered from the Columbus State Bookstore. The cost of the cap, gown and Columbus State tassel is $29.99. Graduates may purchase their attire at the Bookstore or online at Honor graduates will receive their honor cords at the ceremony, during check-in. There is no charge for honor cords.

Guest Tickets: not required

Handicap Accommodations: provided

Photography: Bruce Heflin Photography-images available to view online after ceremony at

Commencement Address:  Kelly J. Kelleher, M.D., Director, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Autumn Semester 2016 Graduation Program will placed online when the program is finalized on December 12, 2016.

The Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed on the web, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016.  Address to watch the live broadcast with captioning: