Major University Events

Below is a list of major events held at the University:

Baccalaureate Ceremony

This is a worship service designed to celebrate the graduates. It always precedes commencement.

Charter Day

Charter Day is an official University observance that celebrates the 1887 establishment of the Combined Normal and Industrial Department, which later became Central State.


This annual ceremony is held the first Saturday in May and marks the height of the academic year.


Each year in the fall the University welcomes back its alumni to celebrate the rich history, friendships and connections established with fellow students and the University.

Honors Day Convocation

This event recognizes full-time students who have attained high scholastic standing and occurs during Spring Semester.