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May Convocation

May 14, 2022

Congratulations on having earned a degree through the University of Oklahoma’s Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences! We hope the Convocation ceremony will be a special occasion for you, your family and friends.

Due to the number of graduates, the college will have two ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, May 14,  2022.  Questions? Contact (405) 325-4411 or cas@ou.edu.

4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 | Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins Ave., Norman, Okla.

Candidates are asked to arrive by 3:15 p.m. 

Students graduating with the following degrees will participate in this ceremony:

Humanities
African and African-American Studies; Anthropology; Classics and Letters; English; Film and Media Studies; History; History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Latinx Studies; Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; Native American Studies; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies

Natural Sciences
Biology; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Environmental Studies; Health and Exercise Science; Mathematics; Microbiology and Plant Biology; Physics and Astronomy

Questions? Contact (405) 325-4411 or cas@ou.edu.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 | Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins Ave., Norman, Okla.

Candidates are asked to arrive by 6:45 p.m.

Students graduating with the following degrees will participate in this ceremony:

Professional Programs 
Human Relations; Library and Information Studies; Multidisciplinary Studies; Planned Programs; Public and Community Health; Social Work

Social Sciences
Communication; Economics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology

Questions? Contact (405) 325-4411 or cas@ou.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commencement is the university-wide ceremony that recognizes all bachelors, masters, and doctoral graduates from all of the Norman campus colleges. Each of the college's bachelor and master students are presented by the Dean of the college to the President of the University as a group, with the request to grant them their degrees. Only the doctoral graduates receive individual recognition at the university-wide Commencement ceremony. Filled with pageantry, it is the time for graduates to celebrate the culmination of their time at OU.  Weather permitting this ceremony is generally held in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Neither tickets nor reservations are needed for Commencement or Convocation. There is no limit on the number of guests.

All ceremonies will be livestreamed. Links to livestream of the events will be provided prior to the ceremonies on the OU Commencement site.

ADA seating at the Lloyd Noble Center is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ADA guests are encouraged to enter LNC through the southeast entrance. We have a team of college staff members who will be able to direct guests with any special needs. To request accommodations for graduates or their family members please contact cas@ou.edu.

Due to the number of graduates, the college will have two ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, May 14,  2022. Each ceremony should last approximately 90 minutes.

Given the large number of graduates we recognize at Convocation, we do not offer a rehearsal for students. Detailed instructions will be sent to graduates closer to the date of the ceremonies.

We recommend that you plan on participating in both events to celebrate your academic success! You've worked hard to achieve this level of success and we recommend you plan on attending both the university-wide Commencement and the college Convocation. This is your time to celebrate this significant achievement with friends and family!

For a free copy of the official OU Commencement program which will include all 2021-22 graduates, send your mailing information and the number of copies (limit 5) you would like receive to commencement@ou.edu.

If you have questions about the University-wide commencement ceremony in the stadium contact commencement@ou.edu.  If you have questions about the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences convocation ceremonies held in Lloyd Noble Center contact cas@ou.edu.