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Current CLS Students

Candidates Must Apply to Graduate!

You must apply for Graduation in order to receive your degree. You may access your online graduation application by logging into oZONE and clicking on the Graduate a Sooner Channel under the Home Tab.

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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.

Graduation Date        
Application Due Date
DecemberOctober 1
MayMarch 1
AugustJuly 1

Graduate Information

Graduation packets will be mailed to all students who have applied for graduation. Candidates may confirm an application by contacting the Admissions and Records Office at (405) 325-4147 and asking for the Records Department.

Master's Degree Candidates

Please visit the Graduate College website for information regarding degree completion.

Graduation Gear-Up

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. For more information about Graduation Gear-Up, including times and dates click here.

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Graduation Calendar

Important Date     
October 1, 2016Deadline to apply for May 2016 graduation
Graduation Gear-up
December  12-16, 2016Finals Week
TBDSpring 2017 Commencement Ceremony
December 17, 2016CLS Convocation

Saturday, May 14, 2016

5:15 p.m. Check in at Catlett Music Center

5:45 p.m. Line up behind the CLS Banner. Graduate candidates line up directly behind the Banner Carrier with Undergraduate candidates lining up behind the Graduates.

6 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

University Commencement Schedule & Information

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. The College of Liberal Studies would like our graduates to share this special occasion with all of your family and friends.

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OU2Go iPhone App

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