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OU Graduation Office

Faculty

Thank you for your support of the Class of 2013! We look forward to celebrating with you at Commencement at 7 pm on Friday, May 9, 2014 at The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium!

In the event of inclement weather, Commencement will be moved to the Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 South Jenkins Avenue, Norman, OK. Please see the Commencement Inclement Weather Plan for complete information.

Faculty needing to order academic regalia may do so free of charge from the Graduation Office. Please contact us at (405) 325-0841 or commencement@ou.edu.

Faculty who will be hooding a doctoral candidate

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/Faculty Mentors gather at Neilson Hall, Room 170 in cap and gown. Click here for a diagram of the Brooks Mall area. Professional photographers will be on hand to take photographs of doctoral candidates and their hooding faculty members at this time. Candidates and hooding faculty members should arrive in time to complete photos by 6:30 p.m. Name cards will also be distributed at this time.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Doctoral Candidates and hooding faculty members take photos*

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

6:30 p.m.  Photos conclude. Doctoral candidates and their hooding faculty members line up for the processional.

7 p.m. 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.

approximately 8:45 p.m. Conferring of the doctoral degrees. Click here for the detailed doctoral hooding instructions.

approximately 9:30 p.m. End of the Commencement ceremony

*Professional photographers will take photographs of doctoral candidates and their hooding faculty members prior to the ceremony and will also be available after Commencement to take photos of graduates with their families and friends. The photo stations will be set up in the north and south end zone areas. Proofs and ordering information will be available here after Commencement.

11:00 p.m. Last CART bus pick-up at stadium

Thank you for your continued support and participation in Commencement. Your involvement means so much to the graduates since you have helped to ensure their academic success. We want this to be a special time for you and your students.

We hope this experience will allow you to share time with those whom you have helped pursue their academic goals. Questions? Contact the Graduation Office at (405) 325-0841 or commencement@ou.edu.

Faculty (not serving as Hooding Faculty)

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

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

6:30 p.m. Faculty, Bachelor and Master’s Degree candidates gather at Brooks Mall in academic regalia. Click here to view a diagram of Brooks Mall and the approximate location of your college's line.

7 p.m. 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.

Thank you for your continued support and participation in Commencement. Your involvement means so much to the graduates since you have helped to ensure their academic success. We want this to be a special time for you and your students.

We hope this experience will allow you to share time with those whom you have helped pursue their academic goals. Questions? Contact The Graduation Office (405) 325-0841 or commencement@ou.edu.