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Norman Sunday Ceremonies

UPDATED: May 15, 2021: 3pm

Sunday Ceremonies

Due to anticipated inclement weather tomorrow, all OU graduation ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, May 16, will be moved to the Lloyd Noble Center. Please note the following schedule:

Ceremony Times

8 a.m. – Sunday, May 16
Gallogly College of Engineering
All Master's Candidates and Bachelor's Candidates with a last name starting with A through Hi

10:30 a.m. – Sunday, May 16
Gallogly College of Engineering
Bachelor's Candidates with a last name starting with Ho through Z

1 p.m. – Sunday, May 16
Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

3:30 p.m. – Sunday, May 16
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication


6 p.m. – Sunday, May 16
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education

8:30 p.m. – Sunday, May 16
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
David L. Boren College of International Studies

Tickets and Entry

  • Graduates and guests will use their existing ceremony tickets to enter the Lloyd Noble Center.
  • Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony.
  • Graduates and guests should enter through the north or east entrances. Upon entry to the arena, graduates will report to floor level.


There will be no reserved seating at the Lloyd Noble Center. All seating (including accessible seating) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guest seating will be sectioned into groups of four. Graduates will be seated on the arena floor.

Leaving the Ceremony

To assist with the flow of accommodating six graduation ceremonies inside the Lloyd Noble Center, graduates and guests are welcome to leave after the graduate’s name has been read and they have crossed the stage.


We’re aware of the CDC’s newly issued guidance, but we also know that in Oklahoma, the majority of individuals are still not yet fully vaccinated. In light of that, and because it is too late for OU to change its protocols for events of this scale, we will still strongly encourage mask wearing, particularly for those who are not fully vaccinated. We also understand and respect those fully vaccinated individuals who choose to follow the new CDC recommendations relative to masking during graduation activities.

Venue Security

All guests and graduates will pass through a security screening before entering the Lloyd Noble Center.

The clear bag policy remains in effect at the Lloyd Noble Center. To view a list of prohibited items, click here. Umbrellas will be permitted.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we work to provide graduation ceremonies honoring the OU Classes of 2020 and 2021, complete with our graduates and their guests.