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    Commencement 2022

    Ursuline College welcomes 2022 graduates and their families to celebrate an outdoor, Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lake County Captains' stadium. Graduates are to arrive for line-up at 9:00 a.m.

    Ursuline College Commencement 2019

    Ursuline College welcomes graduates and their families to celebrate the annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  There is only one commencement ceremony each year (it includes, January, May, and August grads for that year).

    Preparing to Graduate

    • Ordering of caps & gowns begins April 11, 2022. Kendra in the bookstore can help with ordering
    • Spring Commencement Countdown, an important event for preparing to graduate, is April 20, 2022, from 11am to 2pm in Pilla, and again April 21, 2022, from 4pm to 6pm in Pilla. Jostens will be there to help grads find the perfect fit for robes as well.

    General Information

    Commencement will be held at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains and will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony lasts approximately two hours.  Classic Park is located at 35300 Vine Street in Eastlake, Ohio. It is on the corner of SOM Center (Rt. #91) and Vine Street.

    Graduates should arrive at Classic Park to line up no later than 9:15 a.m.   Graduates enter at the 1st base entrance gate facing the parking lot (no guests will enter at this gate). 

    Doors will open for guests at 9:00 a.m.  Guests will enter at the main gate facing SOM Center (Route #91).  Only the doors at the main gate will be open for admittance.

    Parking:  Classic Park is providing parking spaces on their property. In addition, there is a parking lot across the street from Classic Park which will be available for guests. There is a pedestrian bridge between that parking lot and Classic Park.  Handicap parking spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If all handicap spots are taken, guests may enter at the Gold Lot and drop off individuals and then go find a parking space in a general parking space area.  Do not use private lots off of Curtis Boulevard. 

    Rain Plan: If there is drizzle, the ceremony goes ahead as planned and spoken remarks will be shortened. In the event of a torrential downpour or lightning, the ceremony will be delayed until Saturday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. The Lake County Captains and MLB will make this determination.

    Please keep an eye on the weather forecast. The College will send a text and email URSAlert to current students and post a message on Twitter and across the very top of this website if the ceremony is postponed.

    If you will need assistance with steps or any special accommodations, please email Amanda Antenucci at

    Directions to Classic Park - Home of the Lake County Captains

    35300 Vine St | Eastlake, OH 44095

    From West (Cleveland)

    º Take I-90 East to Rt.2 East
    º Follow Rt.2 East to the Eastlake Exit - Rt. 91
    º Turn Left onto Rt. 91 North
    º Stadium is .2 miles on Right 15 minutes from Downtown

    From East (Ashtabula/Painesville)

    º Take Rt.2 West
    º Exit the Vine Street West Ramp - Rt. 640
    º Stadium is .4 miles on Left

    From East (Alternate)

    º Take I-90 West
    º Exit #189 Willoughby-Willoughby Hills - Rt.91
    º Turn Right onto Rt. 91 North
    º Stadium is 3 miles on Right

    From South (Akron/Heights Area)

    º Take I-271 North (Local Lanes)
    º I-271 North becomes I-90 East
    º Follow I-90 East to Exit #189 (Willoughby-Willoughby Hills - Rt. 91)
    º Turn Right onto Rt. 91 North
    º Stadium is 3 miles on Right

    Faculty Information

    Baccalaureate Mass

    Due to the pandemic, there will be no Baccalaureate Mass this year.

    Commencement Exercises

    • Faculty should arrive at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains by 9:15 AM.  Address: 35300 Vine St., Eastlake, OH (corner of Som Center and Vine Street.)
    • Enter at the 1st base entrance (off the parking lot).   Make sure you tell the UC worker that you are a 'faculty' member; otherwise, they will not allow you to take personal belongings with you. Bring your gown, hood, cap, or hat. There will be 300 free parking spaces available on a first-come basis.
    • Faculty begin lining up at 9:30 AM.  The line will begin moving at 9:45 AM to form an Honor Guard on the field.  Dr. Mary Jo Cherry will be overseeing the faculty lineup.  
    • Commencement will begin at 10:00 AM.  Please bring your robe, hood, and cap or hat.

    Stage Party

    • The Commencement Ceremony will be held May 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
    • Please arrive at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains, by 9:15 a.m.  Address: 35300 Vine St., Eastlake, OH
    • The President's office will provide you with instructions for that morning.
    • At approximately 9:40am you will be directed to leave the preparation room to go to your seats adjacent to the field.