Graduation Information

Get Prepared for Commencement

Earning a diploma from Franklin University is a significant achievement. While earning their degrees, most Franklin students manage many responsibilities - full-time work, busy family life, community commitments - all while enriching their minds and expanding their career options through their studies.

To honor the graduates' academic success by the awarding of diplomas, the University conducts commencement ceremonies three times a year.

A joyful occasion, the commencement draws family and friends from all across the country and around the world to celebrate with the graduates. To make plans far enough in advance, the below information will answer questions for those who will take part in or attend a ceremony.

Upcoming Commencement Dates

As we all continue to adhere to Ohio’s social distancing mandates, it is clear that we will not be able to gather in person for Franklin University’s Spring 2020 Commencement. Instead, to provide an opportunity to celebrate, the in-person ceremony will be adapted to a virtual event, which will be held on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Like you, we are disappointed that we cannot celebrate graduation in the traditional way, by gathering as one large group and recognizing each person's achievements. Unique times require unique solutions, and we are committed to recreating an environment where all of our graduates can feel honored for their tremendous accomplishments. 

We understand this decision may not be what you had hoped and therefore remind you, that for an event as momentous as commencement, the day does not define the journey. 
An invitation with additional information including log in instructions will be sent via email within the coming weeks. In addition, updates will be posted to the Franklin University website as details are finalized.

On May 21, diplomas (and caps and gowns for those who indicated on the application that they planned to attend in person) will be mailed to students, so that you will have them prior to the ceremony. We know how much effort it took for you to reach this important milestone. Let's share this joyful occasion in a new way, together.

Summer 2020 Commencement:  Friday, September 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Fall 2020 Commencement:  Sunday, January 10, 2021

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