The Spring Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Stambaugh Stadium

10:00 A.M.



ARRIVAL: The main doors will open two hours prior to the ceremony for relatives and other guests of the graduates.

TICKETS: No tickets are necessary for this ceremony.

NOTICE: In keeping with the dignity of the occasion and respect for the graduates, alcoholic beverages will not be permitted in Stambaugh Stadium nor will displays of inappropriate behavior be tolerated. 

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS: Youngstown State University is committed to accommodating people with handicaps. We provide accessible seating at each ceremonial event. Additionally, if you are a graduate that requires special accommodations, please contact Jackie LeViseur in the Office of Alumni & University Events at (330) 941-2136 so that arrangements can be made as necessary.

SPECIAL NOTE:  The ceremony will take place rain or shine. Please be prepared and dress accordingly. In case of extreme weather, the ceremony will be canceled. All graduates will be emailed and a message will be displayed on the YSU home page.


  • Parking: Free parking is available in University lots and parking decks.


  • Parking: Accessible parking will be located in the M-82 lot directly behind Fedor Hall on Elm Street. Guests with disabilities will be greeted by student security services and will be assisted to the accessible seating at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Handicapped & Accessible Accommodations: Youngstown State University is committed to accommodating people with handicaps and accessibility needs. We provide accessible seating at each ceremonial event. 
  • Seating Information: No seating passes will be necessary, however, we respectfully request that the guest requiring assistance limit the number of persons sitting in these rows with them. 

OTHER: If you have any other questions regarding Commencement, please feel free to contact us.