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After Graduation Gear-Up: Purchasing Your Academic Regalia on Campus

After Graduation Gear-Up, Students can get items for graduation from the Jostens store located in the Sooner Shop on the west side of the stadium.

Sooner Shop 
Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
1185 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK 73069

 

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Graduation Gear-Up, The University of Oklahoma

During Graduation Gear-Up, candidates can:

  • Purchase their cap and gown
  • Select and order their graduation announcements
  • Order their official OU class ring
  • Learn about joining the Alumni Association
  • Contribute to the Class Gift
  • Take professional photos

Norman Gear-Up

Oklahoma Memorial Union
Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, 3rd floor
900 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73019

March 22-25
10am - 6pm

Norman students can make their appointment at

ougradgearup.youcanbook.me

HSC Gear-Up

David L. Boren Student Union
1106 N. Stonewall Ave., 2nd floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
 

March 1 and 2
10am - 6pm

Tulsa Gear-Up

Schusterman Center
4502 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135


April 5
10am - 6pm

All major credit cards, checks and cash are acceptable payment for cap and gown, graduation announcements and OU Tradition Ring. For more information on Graduation Gear-Up, please call (405) 325-0841 or email gps@ou.edu.  

Online and Email Ordering

For those students living outside of Oklahoma, you can purchase your graduation gear directly from the Jostens website. 

Orders must be placed by April 1 by 5 p.m.  for anticipated delivery by May 10.

There is a $12.95 shipping fee.

For those students living outside of Oklahoma who have missed the deadline for website orders may purchase their graduation gear starting April 2 and ending April 29 and have it shipped directly to them by May 10.  Email: Oklahoma@jostens.comThere is a $12.95 shipping fee. To place an order include the following information:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Degree Name – located on the upper left-hand corner of your degree check sheet found at www.checksheets.ou.edu
  • Level of Degree – Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IN THE EMAIL. A Jostens representative will be in touch with you directly by phone to gather your purchasing information.

Academic Distinction Hood

Those graduating With Distinction wear a gold hood with their gown.

The With Distinction degree designation is conferred by the student’s degree-granting college.

Each college has established unique requirements for graduating With Distinction and With Special Distinction. Distinction is based primarily on the student’s grade point average. Both the transcript and the diploma carry the designation. The student’s academic records will be reviewed for anticipated distinction based on grade point average at the end of the semester prior to participating in graduation ceremonies. Students may wear the gold Academic Distinction hood based on this anticipated status. Graduating With Distinction or With Special Distinction is granted once all grades have been posted and degrees have been cleared. The final semester of academic work will be factored in and distinction will be granted, adjusted, or removed based on this calculation. Contact your academic advisor for specific requirements and questions.

Academic Distinction hoods can be purchased during Graduation Gear-Up or the Jostens store in the Sooner Shop (located in the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium 1185 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK 73069 ) starting on April 4.

Academic Distinction Hood: $17.25 (sales tax not included)

Honors Hood

Honors College graduation candidates wear a crimson hood with their gown.

Students graduate with honors must have been accepted to the Honors College and have fulfilled the requirements outlined by the Honors College.

  • Cum Laude (3.40-3.59)
  • Magna cum Laude (3.60-3.79)
  • Summa cum Laude (3.80-4.00)

Both the transcript and diploma carry the Honors designation. The student’s academic records will be reviewed for anticipated Honors based on all academic work at the end of the semester prior to participating in graduation ceremonies. Students may wear the crimson hood based on this anticipated status. Graduating with Honors is granted once all grades have been posted and degrees have been cleared. The final semester of academic work will be factored in and distinction will be granted, adjusted or removed based on this calculation. Contact the Honors College Clearance advisor for specific requirements and questions.

Honors hoods can be purchased at Graduation Gear-Up or the Jostens  store in Sooner Shop (located in the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium 1185 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK 73069 )  starting on April 4. 

Honors Hood: $17.25 (sales tax not included)

4.0 Medallion

Undergraduate students with an overall 4.0 GPA are eligible to receive a 4.0 University medallion on a crimson ribbon.

Students must have a 4.0 on all OU work and on any work transferred from other institutions, including concurrent enrollment taken during high school. They may wear the medallion during Commencement and Convocation exercises.

In addition, their names will be listed in a special section of the May graduation program, and they will be invited to attend a special 4.0 University medallion presentation.

All 4.0 medallion students are also eligible to wear the gold Academic Distinction hood or the crimson Honors hood with their gown which may be purchased for an additional fee (listed above).

Students who qualify will be notified by their degree-recommending college. University Events will provide information regarding the presentation. Presentations are held during the fall and spring semesters. If students are unable to attend the presentation, medallions will be mailed to you.

Stoles and Cords

Students may be awarded additional stoles and cords based on their membership or participation in organizations. Please consult with your organization's president or adviser to determine if there are stoles or cords and available as well as where they can be purchased or picked up.

An OU stole is available for purchase at Graduation Gear-Up or at the Jostens store in the can be purchased during Graduation Gear-Up or the Jostens store  in the Sooner Shop (located in the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium 1185 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK 73069 ) starting on April 4.

The OU Stole is $25.





Countdown to Cap and Gown

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Apply to Graduate

At one.ou.edu - Recommended deadline is February 15

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Attend Graduation Gear-Up

Tulsa Campus: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 24

HSC Campus: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 1 - 2

Norman Campus: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 22 - 25 

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Celebrate!

Find all the details at ou.edu/commencement





Order Norman Graduation Gear

 

Jostens has all you need to commemorate your College achievements and memories.

Order your cap, gown, announcements, and your class ring.

 

Jostens Online Shop
Norman

Order HSC Graduation Gear

 

Jostens has all you need to commemorate your College achievements and memories.

Order your cap, gown, announcements, and your class ring.

 

Jostens Online Shop
HSC

Order Tulsa Graduation Gear

 

Jostens has all you need to commemorate your College achievements and memories.

Order your cap, gown, announcements, and your class ring.

 

Jostens Online Shop
Tulsa



Ceremony Resources

Safety Protocols

University Events has announced safety protocols for graduation ceremonies.


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Protocols

Accessible Services

Services are available to those attending ceremonies who may require specific accommodations based on accessibility needs.

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Resources

Parking and Shuttles

Parking is available for guests and graduates in the Jenkins Parking Facility, Asp Avenue Parking Facility, and the Duck Pond Parking Lot.

Parking and
Shuttles

Visit Norman

DISCOVER NORMAN. Your guide to Norman hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops, events and Oklahoma Sooner sports.

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Graduation Application

All students graduating from the University of Oklahoma must apply for graduation through the Graduation Application link on the Academics tab in one.ou.edu. The link will be available to students if they have earned at least 80 credit hours.

Be sure to apply for the term you are planning to graduate by the term deadline:

Graduation DateApplication Due Date
Fall: December GraduationSeptember 15
Spring: May GraduationFebruary 15
Summer: August GraduationJune 1

Please contact the Office of Academic Records at (405) 325-2017 regarding questions about the graduation application.

All tuition and fees must be paid before a student can officially graduate and receive the diploma.

For more information about diplomas and academic records requirements, please visit the Academic Records website.





Master's and Doctoral Degree Candidates

In addition to completing the Graduation Application, visit the Graduate College website for additional information regarding graduate degree completion. 

Graduation
Fee

There is no fee for graduation.

Contact the
Graduation Hotline

College is a marathon and the last stretch can be difficult. Contact the Graduation Hotline for assistance crossing the finish line!

Do you need to get in touch with us? You can reach us through any of the ways below, or contact our staff directly at gps@ou.edu.



Graduation and Persistence Support

Cate Quad 4, Craddock Hall, Third Floor
332 Cate Center Drive 
Norman, OK 73019

Email: gps@ou.edu

Phone: (405) 325-0841