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University-Wide Commencement Ceremony

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.

Please join for Commencement 2019!
7 p.m. | Friday, May 10, 2019
Lloyd Noble Center


History & Traditions

Learn about the history behind one of OU's most important events.

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Find out details about the timeline of the Commencement ceremony.

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Commencement Speaker

Each year, OU hosts a distinguished guest to deliver the Commencement address.


Commencement Programs

Learn how to receive a program containing the names of OU graduates, honorary degree recipients and more!


Parking & Transportation

Get details on convenient places to park, how to ride the shuttle and other helpful hints.

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Find information about where guests and graduates will be seated during the Commencement ceremony.

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Maps & Diagrams

See maps for The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Brooks Mall, and Lloyd Noble Center.

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Accessible Services

Find out about services available to guests and graduates with accessibility concerns.

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Security Information

Learn about prohibited items and bag checks for the day of Commencement.

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Inclement Weather

Stay #OUSafe! Get details about the inclement weather plan.

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Celebrate with us from anywhere in the world! Tune in to On Demand and you won't miss a minute of the action!

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Celebrate your graduate and their family with a floral bouquet or lei.

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