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CCAD Commencement 2014

May 10, 10 a.m.

The Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Commencement Speaker: CCAD President Dennison W. Griffith

Parents, family, and friends join us for our 135th Commencement as more than 270 graduating CCAD seniors, including our master of fine arts graduating class, don caps and gowns, walk across the stage of the historic Palace Theatre, and receive their diplomas. After years of creative growth, intense learning, long nights, and inspiring days (and a few X-acto knife scars along the way) our grads are ready to unleash their talents on the world and join the ranks of CCAD Alumni.

Congratulations class of 2014!

Information for Family & Guests


Seating at the Palace Theatre is first come first served. No tickets are required to attend. Reserved seating can be arranged for handicapped guests and one family member to assist the guest with special needs. These arrangements are made by the graduate with One-Stop Student Services when they fill out their graduation application. If arrangements were not requested on the graduation application, please ask your graduate to contact the One-Stop Student Services office as soon as possible.

Parking Information

Parking is available in the LeVeque Tower Parking Garage, located on Front Street. Guests can enter the garage from Front or Gay Streets. Find directions and parking information on the theater's website

The High Street resurfacing project will be underway on Saturday; therefore, we suggest you use the Gay Street entrance if coming from the east or north and the Front Street entrance if coming from the south or west. Parking is also available in the Statehouse parking garage, but it may be full as the Scioto River Valley Cycling event starts at the Statehouse that morning and there are civil war encampment events planned on the Statehouse lawn.

Want to park and walk? Parking is free on CCAD lots and the Palace Theater is less than one mile from CCAD's campus. Google map.

Coming from Out of Town?

CCAD has arranged special rates with Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, our preferred hotel. Visit our Where to Stay page for more information about Renaissance Columbus and other hotels near CCAD.

Where to Eat

Planning lunch or dinner after commencement? Go to  Experience Columbus for information on nearyby restaurants.

Fun tip: Want to dine at a locally owned restaurant? Try the "local dining" filter when searching restaurants on the Experience Columbus site (you can also search by cuisine preference and neighborhood).


Guests are welcome to take photos in the Palace Theatre. Commencement photos will also be available for download and purchase via

Information for Graduates

Go to the Graduation Information page for a list of important reminders, dates, and deadlines for graduating seniors and MFA candidates.





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