Before the ceremony, The Campus Bookstore and Alumni representatives will be on site with special graduation items for sale. Stop by the Alumni tent on your way in if you need help with directions. They will also be selling flowers (proceeds benefit the Alumni fund). The Campus Bookstore will have a mini-store set up in the lobby area.
Your name won’t really be cast in stone… but make sure your name is spelled correctly before we print the commencement program! Here is the list: 2019 Commencement Grads.
All participants must wear a black cap and gown. Your tassel color will reflect your program. Caps, gowns, and tassels are available for $31, and gold honor cords (for those who are eligible) are $12. Items can be purchased at The Campus Bookstore in The Campus Center.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
You will go to the basement at Secrest Auditorium to report in and get your reader card. Please be there by 5:30 p.m. When it’s time to line up, graduates will be divided into two groups:
Look for signage for where you need to stand. We will have assistants on site for any questions. If you are getting two or more degrees, choose which division you prefer. You will shake the hand of the Division Dean when you walk across the stage. You will be able to sit with friends.
We’re excited to announce that this year’s commencement speaker is Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy.
Bethaney Brown is Zane State College’s 2019 American Sign Language Interpreter. A Zane State College alumna, she began the path that led her to interpreting at Zane State College (then known as Muskingum Area Technical College), completing her associate degree in 1993. She tested and became certified at the national interpreting certification (RID) level in 2003. In 2008, she completed her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. She completed her master’s degree in 2016. Most of her 18 years of interpreting has been in the education field. She is currently employed as a Language Specialist within the Department of Defense but continues to freelance interpret in the community. Bethaney continues to live in her hometown of Zanesville with her two sons, Ayden and Wyatt.
A professional photographer, not affiliated with the College, will take photos of graduates as they walk across the stage. GradImages, Inc. will then contact you with package purchase options a week or two after commencement.
After the commencement ceremony is over, join us in the lower level of Secrest to celebrate! Munch on party bites, get photos with your friends in the photo booth, request your favorite song to the DJ, and indulge in a dish of Zane State College’s 50th Anniversary Ice Cream (Monado’s Fudge Claws and Peanut Butter Paws). This event is hosted by the Student Services team!
The Campus Bookstore and Alumni representatives will have a mini-store on site so you can purchase some ZSC Alumni merch and flowers, too. Cash and credit accepted.
Get your photo in front of the Muskingum County Courthouse that night. It will be ZSC Blue in honor of our grads.
The registrar must review and verify graduation requirements for each student. Diplomas and certificates will be mailed to graduates with no account holds approximately six to eight weeks after the end of the graduation term to the address on file. Please check your My ZSC biographical information section to verify correct mailing address. Multiple attempts to mail diplomas will not be made; diplomas returned by the post office will need to be picked up in person at the Registrar’s Office.
Graduates will receive an electronic survey after commencement from Career Services. This important survey will ask you information regarding your employment and future education plans and only takes ten minutes to complete.
The Office of Career Services is here to help with resume writing and career assistance even after graduation. You may also continue to access your collegecentral.com account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact ZSC Career Services.
Last updated 4.18.19. All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back regularly for current information.