Graduation

 

The University of Oklahoma Commencement

Commencement, the University-wide graduation ceremony, is held at the end of the spring semester to celebrate summer, December and May graduates. Degrees are officially conferred at Commencement. Filled with pageantry, this ceremony includes an address from the OU president and the Commencement speaker. Doctoral degree candidates are recognized individually during the ceremony and undergraduate and master’s candidates are recognized as a group. The ceremony concludes with a gigantic fireworks display.

OKC & Lawton: College of Nursing Convocation

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 2020 convocation ceremony:

  1. Traditional and Accelerated BSN students completing the program in March, May, or July.
  2. LPN/RN to BSN students completing the program in May.
  3. Masters students completing the program in December, May, or July.
  4. PhD and DNP students completing the program in December, May, or July.

You can view our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information once the update has been completed. Thank you for your patience.

 

OKC: College of Nursing Pinning Event 

Bachelor students may be pinned by faculty during the Student Recognition Event.  Family and friends are welcome to attend. Due to time constraints, no individual or family photos will be allowed at this year's event. Instead, a professional photographer will be available.

Lawton: College of Nursing Pinning Event 

Bachelor students may be pinned by faculty during the Student Recognition Event.  Family and friends are welcome to attend. Due to time constraints, no individual or family photos will be allowed at this year's event. Instead, a professional photographer will be available.

TULSA: OU-Tulsa Convocation 

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 6:00 p.m.

TULSA: College of Nursing Pinning Event 

Bachelor students may be pinned by faculty during the Student Recognition Event.  Family and friends are welcome to attend. Due to time constraints, no individual or family photos will be allowed at this year's event. Instead, a professional photographer will be available.

 

Lawton Campus Student Recognition & Pinning Event

All students completing coursework in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 are invited to attend Lawton's Student Recognition and Pinning Event.  Bachelor students will be pinned by faculty. A professional photographer will be available.

Please continue to check this page for additional updates. 

You can view our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information once the update has been completed. Thank you for your patience.

McMahon Centennial Complex (MCC)| Lawton

RSVP requested
Business Attire
Contact: melinda-r-smith@ouhsc.edu

 

Tulsa Campus Student Recognition & Pinning Event

All students completing coursework in Fall and Spring (ABSN students completing coursework in Summer will attend a Student Recognition and Pinning Event later this summer) are invited to attend Tulsa's Student Recognition and Pinning Event.  Bachelor students will be pinned by faculty. A professional photographer will be available.

Seating will be limited.  Tickets can be picked up from Dianne Estes. 

You can view our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information once the update has been completed. Thank you for your patience.

Founders Hall | OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center

RSVP requested.  
Business Attire
Contact: Dianne-Estes@ouhsc.edu

 

OKC Student Recognition & Pinning Event

All students completing coursework in Fall and Spring  (ABSN students completing coursework in Summer will attend a Student Recognition and Pinning Event later this summer) are invited to attend OKC's Student Recognition and Pinning Event.  Bachelor students will be pinned by faculty. A professional photographer will be available.

Please continue to check this page for additional updates. 

RSVP requested
Business Attire
Contact: jessica-thompson@ouhsc.edu 

You can view our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information once the update has been completed. Thank you for your patience.

 


 

 

Mandatory Graduation Clearance Survey

Please complete the Mandatory Graduation Clearance Survey.

 https://ouhsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5hgbJtV3fRJuuVf

Bachelors Graduates

Spring Graduates

Graduation Checklist- BSN-OKC

Graduation Checklist- BSN-Lawton

Graduate Checklist - ABSN Lawton

Graduation Checklist-  BSN Tulsa

SUMMER GRADUATES

Graduation Checklist- Summer BSN OKC

Graduation Checklist- Summer BSN Tulsa

PhD/DNP/MSN Graduates

SPRING GRADUATES

Graduation Checklist- OKC & Lawton Campuses  

Graduation Checklist- Tulsa

SUMMER GRADUATES

Graduation Checklist-Tulsa 

Graduation Checklist- Summer- OKC  

Please visit http://www.ou.edu/commencement/information frequently for additional information.

 

All Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 graduates are welcome to participate in composites. Please review the email you received from the Office of Student Affairs. 

 Appointments for graduation pictures can be scheduled directly with:

June Frantz Hunt Photography
(405) 620-3893 or jfrantxh@aol.com 

OKC Session:

Composites will be taken in the Student Lounge.  

MSN, DNP & Ph.D. ONLY: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

All Programs: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

All Programs: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

All Programs: Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  

All Programs: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Norman Location Composite Date: 

PrePay ONLY

BSN undergraduates ONLY: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 5 pm - 7 pm

Lawton Session:

Composites will be taken in the 2nd floor commons area.

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tulsa Session:

Composites will be taken in the Student Lounge.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9 am - 5 pm 

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 9 am - 1 pm 

Wearing the Academic Distinction Hood

BSN graduates are eligible to graduate with Academic Distinction and wear the gold hood over the regalia if both of the following criteria are met:

  • 3.50 or higher GPA in OUHSC Nursing coursework, and
  • 3.50 or higher Overall Cumulative GPA (inclusive of all coursework on the academic record)

Students with a 3.75 or higher GPA in both areas noted above are eligible to graduate with Academic Special Distinction.  The same gold hood is worn for either level of distinction. 

The photographer will provide the hood during the photography session.  The photographer will not have a list of eligible students.  Students may check with their CON Student Affairs office to confirm eligibility.  Hoods can be purchased for use at graduation through the OU Norman campus bookstore. 

MSN and DNP graduates may qualify for Academic Distinction if their OUHSC program coursework is completed with a 3.75 GPA or higher.  The gold hood is not worn by MSN and DNP graduates.  Instead, MSN and DNP graduates will wear their respective degree hoods.  

Celebratory Event Pictures

Event pictures will also be available after each awards ceremony or graduation activity.  Event pictures can be ordered through Oklahoma Party Pics.

Graduation Gear-Up

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.

Supplies

Important Links

Helpful Phone Numbers

  • Caps & Gowns
    (405) 325-3511
  • Financial Aid
    (405) 271-2118
  • Bursars Office
    (405) 271-2433
  • Holds
    (405) 271-2428
 
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