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Family & Friends

The College of Liberal Studies extends sincere appreciation to the family and friends of our graduates! Your support has been invaluable and we look forward to welcoming you to campus for our Commencement and Convocation ceremonies. 

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Complete Convocation Infomation

Accommodation for Disability

Graduates or guests who require accommodations should contact Missy Mitchell at (405) 325-1061. For more information on accomodations, please refer to the Disability Resource Center.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

12:45 p.m. Doors open for graduates, family, and friends

1:30 p.m. Processional begins

Location: Catlett Music Center; 500 W Boyd St, Norman, OK 73069

Parking: Available (free) in the adjacent Elm Street Parking Garage

Students and guests attending the University of Oklahoma’s CLS Convocation ceremony are asked to leave behind certain items that are prohibited because of security or facility regulations.

Except for items pertaining to medical conditions or child care, all bags, backpacks, large cases for binoculars or other items, fanny packs and large purses (larger than 10-inch-by-10-inch) are prohibited. Prohibited items must be returned to the owner’s car or discarded, and any unlawful items are subject to confiscation.

Other prohibited items include:

  • alcoholic and other beverages
  • balloons
  • banners and signs
  • beach balls
  • explosives
  • fanny packs
  • food and beverages
  • folding chairs or stools
  • Glitter (Do NOT add glitter to anything you bring into the building, including graduation caps or posters.)
  • ice chests, coolers and other similar containers
  • laser pointers
  • all noise makers (e.g., air horns, whistles)
  • pets (other than service animals)
  • umbrellas
  • weapons

Items that are allowed for Convocations only include cameras and video cameras, baby strollers and baby seats.

Tickets are not required to attend Convocation or Commencement. However, CLS requires graduates to RSVP and bring no more than six guests to ensure seating for all in attendance.

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