Dates, times, and locations for 2017 events will be announced in Spring 2017. All Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 graduates will be recognized at events in May 2017.
The University of Oklahoma Commencement
May 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
All December graduates and May and July graduation candidates participate in this ceremony. Degrees are officially conferred at Commencement. Filled with pageantry, this ceremony includes an address from OU President David Boren and the Commencement speaker (TBD). PhD degree candidates are recognized individually during the ceremony and bachelor's, MSN candidates and DNP candidates are recognized as a group. The ceremony concludes with a gigantic fireworks display.
For additional information, visit the OU Commencement page at: https://www.ou.edu/commencement
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.
College of Nursing Convocation
May 13, 2017 at Time TBD
All nursing graduates, across all programs, campuses and sites, are invited to participate in the College of Nursing Convocation Ceremony. At the College of Nursing Convocation, graduates will be individually recognized. Candidates’ names will be announced, as they cross the stage to receive their diploma cover from the Dean. This is the time for candidates to celebrate with those in their college. Family and friends are encouraged to attend this special college-wide event. A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate as they receive their diploma cover.
Graduates of the following programs (across all sites) may participate in the spring 2017 convocation ceremony:
- Traditional and Accelerated BSN students completing the program in May 2017 or July 2017
- LPN/ADN to BSN students completing the program in May 2017
- Masters students completing the program in December 2016, May 2017 and July 2017
- PhD and DNP students completing the program in December 2016, May 2017, and July 2017
College of Nursing Pinning Event
May 13, 2017 (come-and-go)
Bachelor students may be pinned by faculty at stations in the practice gym at the Lower Southeast entrance (where you will line up for the ceremony). Guests may view the pinning and then return upstairs to find their seats. There will be accommodations for those with a disability. Due to time constraints, no individual or family photos will be allowed at this year's event. Instead, a professional photographer will be available at each pinning station.
TULSA: College of Nursing Pinning Event
In addition to the graduation activities listed above, the College of Nursing will host a BSN pinning opportunity prior to Convocation.
Tulsa Graduation Map (link pending)
TULSA: OU-Tulsa Convocation
Reynolds Center - University of Tulsa
This convocation is specific to OU-Tulsa. Please arrive at least one hour early. Graduation regalia is required for this event. You are welcome to attend either convocation or both events. Graduates are to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m.
Tulsa Graduation Map
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Appointments for graduation pictures can be scheduled directly with:
Cost is $22.00 and includes sitting fee.
Note: On-Campus visits for pictures will be made in January and February 2017. Photo sessions will be limited and will require advance reservations at the website above.
Event pictures will also be available after each awards cermeony or graduation activity.
Graduation Gear-Up is held every fall and spring semester on the Norman campus and each spring semester on the OUHSC and Tulsa campuses. Graduation Gear-Up provides the opportunity for graduation candidates to take care of all of their needs pertaining to participation in graduation ceremonies and preparation for life after graduation in one place. Graduation Candidates can purchase their cap and gown, announcements, and class rings as well as obtain information about Convocation, other graduation ceremonies, and making the transition from student to graduate. View the Graduation Gear-Up page for more information, including times and dates.
Additional links and resources to assist with the graduation process have been provided below for your convenience.
Helpful Phone Numbers
- Caps & Gowns
- Financial Aid
- Bursars Office
- Academic Holds
(405) 271-2428, ext 49130