Commencement Logistics

  • Commencement for the class of 2016 will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 2:00 PM.

    Mees Auditorium - Conservatory of Music 

    Capital University
    1 College Avenue
    Bexley, OH 43209

    Information for Graduates 

    The Commencement Ceremony will be streamed live at

  • About our 2016 Commencement Speaker 

    Janet Jackson    Janet E. Jackson is president and CEO of United Way of Central Ohio, one of the largest United Way organizations in the country. Under her leadership, United Way is mobilizing the central Ohio community to reduce poverty.

    Prior to coming to United Way, Janet served six years as Columbus City Attorney and nearly 10 years as a judge on the Franklin County Municipal Court.

    Her honors and awards include: Allies of Equality Award from Equality Ohio, Woman of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Columbus, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Columbus Education Association, 2013 Professional Woman of the Year by the Women of Color Foundation and Woman of the Year by the Niagara Foundation. She was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001. She also received the 2015 Mortar Board Alumni Achievement Award.

    Janet currently serves on the Family Services Planning Committee, an advisory board for the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services. She is a board member of The Center for Family Safety and Healing, and served on the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force. She is a member of the Task Force to Prevent Family Homelessness and the Task Force to Examine Improvements to the Ohio Grand Jury System. She was a member of the Columbus Education Commission and worked on education issues facing the near east side of Columbus as co-chair of the PACT education sub-committee. She was also vice chair of the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Board. She is a member of the Installed Building Products Board. Janet is active in committees that help to guide the United Way movement on the national and international level. She is a convener of Thrive, a Collective Impact initiative that is creating a poverty reduction road map for Franklin County. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, IWF Ohio and of Women Corporate Directors. She is a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio.