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Day-of Instructions

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5 p.m. Parking and shuttle service starts from Lloyd Noble Center

5:30 p.m. Gates to The Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium open

5:30 p.m. Doctoral Candidates/Hooding Faculty gather at Neilson Hall, Room 170. View more information.

6:15 p.m. Pre-Commencement Concert/Photo Presentation for Guests at Stadium

6:30 p.m. Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree candidates gather at Brooks Mall in academic regalia. View a diagram here.

6:30 p.m. Faculty who are not serving as a hooding faculty members to doctoral candidates gather at Brooks Mall in academic regalia (faculty needing to order academic regalia may do so free of charge at the OU Bookstore). Click here for a diagram of Brooks Mall and approximate location of your college's line.

7 p.m. Guests are asked to be in their seats at this time.

Processional of all graduation candidates, faculty and the President’s platform party into the stadium accompanied by flags, banners and music.

All remain standing until the end of The National Anthem.

During Commencement degrees are officially conferred by President David L. Boren, doctoral degree candidates are individually recognized, the Commencement Speaker will offer the Commencement address, and the evening concludes with a gigantic fireworks display. 



Directions to Lloyd Noble Center  |  Campus Map

Park at the Lloyd Noble Center and take the shuttle to the stadium. Free shuttle services from Lloyd Noble Center to the stadium will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will run continuously until 11 p.m. Disability parking is available immediately east of The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (entrance on Brooks St.). More information on disability services.