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Doctoral candidates are individually recognized and hooded on stage at Commencement. Doctoral candidates may invite a faculty mentor to hood them in the Commencement Ceremony.

It is the responsibility of each doctoral candidate to invite their faculty mentor to take part in Commencement. To participate in the doctoral hooding ceremony and reserve seating for you and a faculty mentor, click on the button below.

commencement 2019:

If you have questions, contact the Graduation Office via email at or via phone (405) 325-0841.

Candidates may review the doctoral completion checklist on the Graduate College website.


5:30 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
South Tunnel of LNC and proceed to the Men's Practice Gym
Doctoral candidates and faculty mentors arrive for check-in and photos
6:50 p.m.Men's Practice GymDoctoral candidates and faculty mentors line up for the processional
7:00 p.m.Lloyd Noble CenterProcessional begins
8:35 p.m.
Lloyd Noble CenterConferring of Doctoral degrees
9:15 p.m.Lloyd Noble CenterConclusion of Commencement ceremony


Parking will be available at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Doctoral Candidate and Faculty Mentor Rehearsal

Commencement rehearsal for doctoral candidates and their faculty mentors, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 in The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. We ask that you and your faculty mentor attend, if at all possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (405) 325-0841.

*Professional photographers from Party Pics will take photos of doctoral candidates and their hooding faculty members prior to the ceremony. Proofs and ordering information will be available on the Party Pics website after Commencement.