Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs

Parking & Seating


You may park in Lots B, C, E. F. G, and J. (See CAMPUS MAP)

Greenfield Street and Rebecca Street will be closed from 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM for the academic procession.

Guests with health concerns or in a wheelchair should be driven to the small parking lot next to Hoernemann Stadium. A student ambassador will escort the person into the stadium.

Closed Captioning

Communication Access Real-Time Transcription is available to all attendees HERE.

Watch via Zoom

If you have family or friends who can’t join you in person at Commencement, invite them to watch via Zoom.

Zoom registration information coming soon.

Live Streaming

The Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed in two locations on campus: Frost Lecture Hall (inside Bareis Hall of Science) and The University Commons.

Tickets for Degree Candidates

Each graduate participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive 6 tickets. Commencement tickets may be picked up in the Business Office beginning May 1, 2023.

If the ceremony is held in Hoernemann Stadium, tickets will not be necessary unless you are requesting Special Seating. (Please see Special Seating Requests section.) Guests may sit in the stadium or may bring their own seating for the hill behind the Saurwein Health & Wellness Center.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Seiberling Gymnasium, and no one will be admitted to Commencement without a ticket. A decision will be made by 7:00 AM and posted on the Heidelberg University website. Students will be notified via SendWordNow.

Please note: All bills must be paid in full in order to receive your Commencement tickets.
Questions concerning Commencement should be directed to

Special Seating Requests

If there is a member of your family who needs special seating because of health reasons or accessibility concerns, please notify Barb Gabel with the individual’s name by emailing There will be a seat reserved for this person and one escort in the Special Seating section. It is the responsibility of the graduate to make this reservation by May 1, 2023.

In addition, if one of your guests requires the use of a wheelchair or scooter, space will be provided in the Special Seating area on the football field or gym floor for the wheelchair or scooter and one escort, if you inform Barb Gabel by emailing It is the responsibility of the graduate to make this reservation by May 1, 2023.

If the ceremony is held in Seiberling Gymnasium because of inclement weather, guests with Special Seating tickets will be admitted to Seiberling Gymnasium at 9:15 AM. Doors will open for general seating at 9:30 AM. The Special Seating area will be held until 9:45 AM. At that time, seats will be released for general admission.


As a security precaution, the following items are prohibited: alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, large handbags, metal folding seat cushions, noise making devices, mace or similar substances, signs, sticks, poles, and weapons of any kind. Guests are subject to visual inspection of person, bags, and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. 

Contact Information

University Hall


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Our Team

Emily Isaacson
Director of Honors Program|Associate Professor English
Pfleiderer Hall 306
(419) 448-2184
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Jordan Kaufman
Director of Academic Assessment & Effectiveness
Bareis Hall 326
(419) 448-2601
Jordan Kaufman
Courtney Pugno
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs|Executive Director of the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning|Associate Professor of History
Beeghly Library
(419) 448-2510
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April Ramsey
Executive Assistant to the President, Provost, and The Board of Trustees
University Hall C122
(419) 448-2202
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Bryan Smith
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
University Hall C122
(419) 448-2045
Bryan Smith