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Fisher Spring Pre-Commencement Ceremonies

2014 Macc Pre-Commencement Ceremony2014 Spring Pre-Commencement Ceremony

** Information below for students in the MAcc program only **

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014         
Reception Begins: 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Commencement Ceremony Begins: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Ohio Union, Performance Hall (1739 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210)
About the Ceremony and Reception

Fisher College hosts as special MAcc Pre-Commencement Ceremony to recognize MAcc students for their accomplishments and successes. The event begins with a light reception at 4:30pm for graduates and their guests immediately followed by a ceremony beginning at 5:30pm and ending by 7pm. Participation in the event does not equate to satisfying degree requirements and graduating. The ceremony celebrates the Master of Accounting students only.

The ceremony itself consists of student and faculty award presentations. Students will not receive a diploma at this ceremony; that occurs at the separate formal OSU Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 4. Details about OSU Commencement are at the bottom of this page.

For MAcc Students

RSVP

Email invitations were sent to students' Fisher email accounts on March 17. Please follow the link in that email or follow the link below to RSVP for the total number of guests attending the event (including yourself). There are no tickets for this event. Your RSVP will simply reserve a seat for yourself and your guests.

You may RSVP here. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, April 7.

CEREMONEY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Please click here to submit your anonymous nominations for these honors by Monday, April 7.

  1. Student Reflections Speech Nomination: You may nominate one of your MAcc peers to have the prestigious honor to deliver a student reflections speech during the ceremony. This should be someone who has distinguished themselves through scholarship, leadership, and service in the program.
  2. Student Name Reader Nomination: You may nominate one of your MAcc peers to have the honor to announce the names of all the graduates during the student recognition portion of the ceremony.
  3. Faculty Award Nominations: Each year an accounting professor is selected as the recipient of the Ernst & Young Award for Excellence in Teaching, and announced at the MAcc Spring Pre-Commencement Ceremony. The MAcc program committee seeks to include student input as a very important and critical part of the award selection. The nominees are selected by the quality of the nominating statements, not by the quantity of the votes.
Reception and Ceremony Location 

The Ohio Union, 1789 N. High Street, Performance Hall and adjacent outdoor plaza.

Parking

Graduates and guests may park in the North or South Ohio Union garages, accessible from College Avenue or High Street.

Arrival Time

The reception begins at 4:30 pm. The ceremony will follow immediately at 5:30 pm. More information to follow.

Attire

Business professional dress is required. Full graduation regalia is not required.

Photography

A professional photographer will be taking pictures throughout the ceremony and reception. Photos will be posted to the Fisher Flickr page at this URL: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fisherosu/M6twx4/

Class Photos

A class photo will be taken by the photographer.

 

For Guests

RSVP

Graduate students will RSVP for all guests attending. There are no tickets for this event.

Parking

Graduates and guests may park in the North or South Ohio Union garages, accessible from College Avenue or High Street.

Time

The reception begins at 4:30 pm. The ceremony will follow immediately at 5:30 pm. More information to follow.

Seating

Seating for the ceremony in the Performance Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photography

A professional photographer will be taking pictures throughout the ceremony and reception. Photos will be posted to the Fisher Flickr page at this URL: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fisherosu/M6twx4/

Restricted Items

Details will be provided in the coming weeks. Check back for more information.

International Guest Information

Fisher follows the OSU Office of International Affairs (OIA) policies for international students inviting visitors from outside the U.S. to the Fisher &/or OSU graduation ceremony. Students may follow these steps:

 

The Ohio State University Commencement Ceremony: Fisher students graduating in Spring Semester are also invited to The Ohio State University Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 4, 2014. All information can be found at commencement.osu.edu.

All information is subject to change. Please check back periodically for current information.

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014         
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Mershon Auditorium (1871 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210)
About the Ceremony

Fisher College of Business holds a special Spring Pre-Commencement Ceremony for graduate students, separate from the OSU Commencement Ceremony. It is a unique time for Fisher graduates to be recognized by administration, faculty, and peers for their accomplishments and successes. Participation in the event does not equate to satisfying degree requirements and graduating. The ceremony celebrates the following graduate programs:

  • Full-time MBA
  • Master of Human Resources Management
  • Specialized Master of Finance
  • Working Professional MBA

View Pre-Commencement Invitation

The ceremony consists of a keynote speaker, hooding presentation, honor cord recognition, award presentations, and a student photo slideshow. The ceremony will last for about 2 hours.

Students will not receive a diploma at this ceremony; that occurs at the OSU Commencement ceremony. Details about OSU Commencement are at the bottom of this page.

About the Reception

Immediately following the ceremony is a reception for graduates and their guests, on the north plaza outside the auditorium. Graduates and guests are invited to stay and enjoy light refreshments. The reception will end by 1:30 p.m.

For Graduates

RSVP

Email invitations were sent to students' Fisher email accounts on March 7. There are no tickets for this event. Your RSVP will simply reserve a seat for yourself and your guests.

Directions and Parking

The Capital City Half Marathon will be held the morning of graduation, causing some roads surrounding Mershon Auditorium to be closed or heavily delayed. We will communicate alternate routes and suitable parking instructions on this website and by emailing graduate students.

Click here for a map of suggested routes to campus.

Graduates and guests may park in the North or South Ohio Union garages, accessible from College Avenue.

Arrival Time

Graduating students should arrive at Mershon Auditorium no later than 9 a.m.

Arrival Location

Graduating students will enter Mershon Auditorium at the loading dock entrance (High Street side). A detailed map will be emailed to attendees the week before Pre-Commencement. Upon arrival, a Graduate Programs staff member will check you in and direct you to your program's designated area.

Attire

Full graduation regalia (cap, gown, tassel, and hood). Fisher's hood color is drab and tassel color is black. Business professional dress is required under your gown. Please do not bring personal items with you; there is not a secure place to store them backstage.

Master's caps and gowns may be purchased from the Ohio State Bookstore, Student Book Exchange, Buckeye Books, and other campus area bookstores.

Photography

A professional photographer will be taking pictures throughout the ceremony and reception. Photos will be posted to the Fisher Flickr page at this URL: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fisherosu/18Wo8M

Class Photos

Class photos will be taken immediately following the ceremony at the reception.

 

For Guests

RSVP

Graduate students will RSVP for all guests attending. There are no tickets for this event.

Directions and Parking

The Capital City Half Marathon will be held the morning of graduation, causing some roads surrounding Mershon Auditorium to be closed or heavily delayed. We will communicate alternate routes and suitable parking instructions on this website and by emailing graduate students.

Click here for a map of suggested routes to campus.

Graduates and guests may park in the North or South Ohio Union garages, accessible from College Avenue.

Arrival Time

Doors to Mershon Auditorium will open to the public at 9 a.m.

Arrival Location

Guests will enter Mershon Auditorium's main lobby doors from either the College Road entrance (faces the Wexner Center) or the High Street entrance.

Seating

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The first few rows of the main floor are reserved for graduates. Wheelchair spaces are located on the main floor toward the back of the auditorium.

Mershon Auditorium Seating Chart

Photography

A professional photographer will be taking pictures throughout the ceremony and reception. Photos will be posted to the Fisher Flickr page at this URL: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fisherosu/0kG32f/

Restricted Items

The following items are not permitted in the Mershon Auditorium and must be left unattended in the lobby of the building:

  • Strollers
  • Balloons
  • Camera tripods
  • Food and drinks

 

International Guest Information

Fisher follows the OSU Office of International Affairs (OIA) policies for international students inviting visitors from outside the U.S. to the Fisher &/or OSU graduation ceremony. Students may follow these steps:

 

The Ohio State University Commencement Ceremony: Fisher students graduating in Spring Semester are also invited to The Ohio State University Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 4, 2014. All information can be found at commencement.osu.edu.