Project Summary: 

This project aims to look at the technical/reporting side of commencement jobs and processes due to the deprecation of SSB8 and adjust the current technical jobs to meet the operational needs for today’s commencement ceremony.

Strategic Plan 4.0 Actions
  • Retool the OSU experience for the 21st century learner
  • Retool our approach to university-stakeholder engagement
  • Integrate and simply technology systems, data practices and policies to increase our organizational agility
  • Integrate inclusive excellence principles and practices into all aspects of the university
  • Retool our approach to university-stakeholder engagement
  • Strength alignments within the university among our branding, marketing, communications and public affairs efforts
  • Further internationalize OSU
Project Status: 
Requesting Department: 
Office of the Registrar
Project Manager: 
Kristin Benson
Last Updated Date: 
Friday, July 21, 2023
Start Term: 
Fall 2022
Status Report: 
►10/26/2023: This project has mostly concluded. Final changes will take place in the SB8 deprecation project, prior to commencement in Spring 2024.
►7/21/23: Working on Graduation Application for Graduate Students, the RSVP process, and the Diploma Name process with a goal to have these ready in November. Work on Preliminary Grades will pick up in August. There are a few AWQ jobs and SQLs to update. The bulk of the remaining work is related to the deprecation of Banner 8 Self-Service.
►4/6/2023: AWA production jobs are the final item to be completed. They include: Verifying the participation list matches Board Report and the Post-commencement clean-up job (not critical). The postcard mailing extract requires SQL because it uses MyDegrees data and the New Release job does not require any changes or updates.
►2/24/2023: Several AWA jobs have been updated. There will be some items that will be completed after this commencement season.
►1/26/2023: About 40% complete. Some pieces are included in the Self-Service Banner 8 Deprecation project.
►12/22/2022: One AWA job has been updated and tested; two more jobs have been updated and will be tested by 12/31/22. Work will begin on some of the SSB8 deprecation that relates to commencement.