2023 Commencement

More information to come over the next few months. Stay tuned!

Cincinnati Ohio


Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023
Time: 2 pm ET


Hilton Netherland Plaza | Historic Hall of Mirrors
35 W 5th St | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Petitions for the 2023 commencement ceremony in Cincinnati have been emailed to potential commencement participants. If you believe you should have received a petition and you have not, please contact Chris.McNay@myunion.edu.

Redondo beach, CA


Date: Sunday, January 7, 2024
Time: 2 pm PST


Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Petitions to participate in the 2023 commencement ceremony in Los Angeles will be emailed to all eligible students the week of September 4, 2023.

The student information session for the commencement will be held Saturday, August 26, 2023, @ 11:00 am ET via Zoom.  Eligible students will receive an invitation the week of the session.

Helpful tips

Some helpful tips to help you prepare for your journey to commencement. Eligible students will start receiving detailed information emails in March.

  • After meeting all requirements for participation, choose a commencement location
  • Check your UIU/personal email(s) daily
  • Update and return forms in a timely manner as requested
  • Start saving money now for cap and gowns, and Ph.D. (custom or rental) regalia
  • Attend Zoom information sessions as scheduled
  • Communicate directly with your Student Success Coach, Advisor, Registrar, and/or Business Office when dealing with grades, financials, or receipt of actual degrees via mail.  


Estimated prices

starting price

Keeper Gown Purchase bachelors

$ 40.00
starting price

Keeper Gown Purchase masters

starting price

Doctoral rentals

$ 65.00
starting price

Custom Regalia Doctoral

$ 1000.75
starting price

Custom Regalia Masters

$ 529.00

Graduation vs Commencement

Graduation - occurs when you complete all degree requirements and meet all financial obligations to the university. Only then do you receive your diploma and graduation noted transcripts.

Commencement -  often referred to as "graduation", the Commencement ceremony is an event celebrating your academic achievements.

2023 Commencement Keynote Speaker TBD


Please direct any questions to commencement@myunion.edu or 513.487.1217