Autumn 2022 Commencement

Central Ohio Technical College celebrates graduates who completed degree and/or certificate requirements in summer 2022 and autumn 2022 semesters. This is a ticketed event. 

Adena Hall Gymnasium — COTC Newark Campus
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Ceremony begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. (please be seated by 6:20)

Watch live stream on COTC’s YouTube channel

Instructions for Graduates

Please arrive between 5-5:45 p.m. to check in for the ceremony in room 130.


Autumn Semester Begins

First day of classes for students enrolled in autumn semester.

Last day to register for autumn semester or first-term classes.

New students must apply to COTC by Aug. 17. 


Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

Map of campus and surrounding roads that visualizes the written road closures and traffic flow.

Sponsored by the J. Gilbert Reese Family Foundation, COTC​ and The Ohio State University at Newark. 

The evening’s celebration begins with popular local musical groups in the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre. The crowd-favorite fireworks display begins at dusk. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics and blankets for a fun-filled evening of music and entertainment.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.​​ A number of local vendors will be serving food and beverages.

Entertainment Schedule:

Campus Event

Potawatomi Removals: Forced and “Voluntary”

Potawatomi Removals: Forced and “Voluntary”
Zoom Webinar on Monday, Oct 11 at 7 p.m.

The removals of many Potawatomi from the land regions of around southern Lake Michigan – the result of socio-political, cultural conflict, and diminishing resource pressures – is the focus of this event. The “voluntary” removals, largely traced back to the Chicago 1833 treaty, and one forced removal, the Trail of Death, will be discussed in detail by our speaker, Dr. George Godfrey. 

Campus Event

Dia De Los Muertos Art Tour

The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center is a non-profit Latino art organization working to promote and share Latino culture in the Toledo, Ohio area. Every year they host a large Dia De Los Muertos celebration that is steeped in culture, heritage, and tradition. The Student Engagement Team (SET) seeks to bring the rich history and celebratory traditions from this holiday into a virtual setting where education about this celebration can occur. This will be a presentation given by the Executive Director for the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, Taylor Burciaga.

Campus Event


Learn about the more than 20 student resources available on campus. Be entered to win a Nintendo Switch.

John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center Lobby

Campus Event

The Hook Up

Discuss hooking-up, sexual assault, bystander intervention and how gender stereotypes contribute to rape culture and harm survivors.

McConnell Hall, 929 Sharon Valley Road, event space

Campus Event

A Minority Affair

Meet departments on campus with a diverse focus that you may have not heard about or gotten the chance to know. Join us for an engaging event that allows everyone to meet different departments in speed like (dating) sessions for quick tips and tidbits about campus involvement. Prizes of 2/$25.00 will be awarded to students in each session at random (for a total of 6). Contact Connie Zang at, if accommodations are needed by August 28, 2021.