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Graduation Ceremonies at The University of Oklahoma


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 OU President David Boren 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.

Commencement 2013 will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. 



At the College Convocations, graduates will be recognized. Candidates’ names will be announced, they will have their picture taken, and they will be presented a diploma cover by their college dean. This is the time for candidates to celebrate with those in their college.


Click here for the spring 2013 Convocation/Reception Schedule!  


To have the complete graduation experience, graduates are expected to attend both Commencement and their Convocation!

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