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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 2017 - Friday, December 15, 2017
Spring Semester 2018 - Friday, May 11, 2018
Autumn Semester 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018

Autumn Semester Commencement Ceremony

When: Friday, December 15, 2017 – 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 $32.99. Graduates may purchase their attire at the Bookstore or online at Honor graduates will receive their gold honor cords at the ceremony, during check-in. There is no charge for honor cords. Honors Program Scholars will receive their blue cords at the ceremony, during check-in, also at no charge.

Guest Tickets: not required

Handicap Accommodations: provided

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

Commencement Address:  Keith B. Key, President and CEO of KBK Enterprises

The Autumn Semester 2017 Graduation Program will placed online when the program is finalized on December 8, 2017.

The Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed on the web, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.  Address to watch the live broadcast with captioning: