Sat, May 12, 2018

Congrats! All that hard work paid off, and you made it. We're excited to celebrate your awesome accomplishment at commencement.

Parents, family, and friends, join Columbus College of Art & Design for our 139th Commencement.

Information for family & guests



Wexner Center for the Arts’ Mershon Auditorium

1871 N High St. Columbus, OH 43210


Tickets are required to attend.

Tickets, 8 per graduate, will be distributed at the time of you or your student's cap and gown pick-up in late March. There will also be additional tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at a later date.

For guests with tickets, seating at the Mershon Auditorium is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Parking information

Event parking information coming soon.


Commencement address & remarks

At commencement, CCAD will award two honorary doctorate degrees at Commencement this spring. We will honor Chuck Csuri and Emily Pilloton. Mr. Csuri is a founding figure in digital art and is often called the father of computer animation. We are lucky enough to have him right here in Columbus, and he has many ties to the college. Ms. Pilloton is an architect, designer, and educator at University of California, Berkeley. Emily is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, and she is an important figure in design for social justice and collaborative community projects.


Outstanding Seniors

Every year, CCAD faculty members from each major select an Outstanding Senior based on their academic and artistic accomplishments. Read more about the 2018 Outstanding Seniors here.


Where to eat

Planning lunch or dinner after commencement? Go to Experience Columbus for information on nearby restaurants. Want to check out a locally owned restaurant? Click here to dine local.


Information for graduates

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