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The University of Oklahoma Fall 2013 Convocation/Recognition Event/Reception Schedule

What is the difference between Commencement and College Convocations?

Commencement is the ceremony where the degrees are officially conferred. Filled with pageantry, it is the time for all 2013/2014 graduates to celebrate the culmination of their time at OU. President Boren will address the graduates, and the Commencement speaker will offer remarks. Doctoral degree candidates will be recognized at this time. Fall 2013 graduates are invited to come back to campus to celebrate their outstanding achievements at Commencement 2014, which will take place at 7 pm on Friday, May 9, 2014 at The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

 

At the College Convocations, graduates will be recognized. Candidates’ names will be announced, they will have their picture taken, and they will be presented a diploma cover by their college dean. This is the time for candidates to celebrate with those in their college. The schedule of Convocations and Recognition Ceremonies is listed below.

 

To have the complete graduation experience, graduates are invited to attend both their Convocation and Commencement!

6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013 | Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins, Norman, OK.

Candidates are asked to arrive 45 minutes prior to the ceremony.
Doctoral candidates are not recognized during the Convocation ceremony.


Questions?  Visit http://cas.ou.edu/december-convocation-instructions or contact Kristi Morgan at (405) 325-2347 or via e-mail at kcain@ou.edu.

7 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013 | National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK.

Questions? Contact Mary Anne Hempe at (405) 325-3095 or via e-mail at mahempe@ou.edu. 

Graduation candidates will be recognized during the Michael F. Price College of Business Convocation listed below.

An informal reception for Aviation Graduates and their guests will be held immediately after  the ceremony from Noon-2:00 p.m. at the Max Westheimer Airport Aviation Department Hangar, 1700 Lexington Street, Norman, OK.

Questions? Contact Shelly Ainsworth at (405) 325-7231 or via e-mail at sainsworth@ou.edu.

10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 | T. Howard McCasland Field House, Norman, OK.

Candidates are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony.
Doctoral candidates are not hooded at the Convocation ceremony but will walk across the stage.

There will be a reception immediately following the Convocation ceremony in Price Hall.

Questions? Contact Alisa Tillman at (405) 325-8024 or via e-mail at tillman@ou.edu@ou.edu.

10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 | Oklahoma Memorial Union, Meacham Auditorium, 900 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK.

There will be a reception immediately following the Convocation ceremony in Beaird Lounge.

Candidates are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Candidates are required to register through the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy Student Services Center located at Sarkeys N117.

Questions? Contact Liz Ehrhardt at (405) 325-4005 or via email at lehrhardt@ou.edu. For more information, visit the MCEE website at http://www.ou.edu/content/mcee/undergrad_studentservices/graduation_information.html

2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 | T. Howard McCasland Field House, Norman, OK.

Candidates are asked to arrive at 1:15 p.m.

Doctoral candidates are hooded during the Convocation ceremony.
Candidates are required to register for Convocation.

The College will be hosting a reception in Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall immediately following the ceremony.

For additional information, contact Christine Frank at (405) 325-4844 or via e-mail at christine.frank@ou.edu.

10 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 | Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK.  

Candidates for graduation are asked to register by contacting the Williams Student Services Center. Candiates will check in by 9:45 a.m.

Questions? Contact Susy Calonkey at (405) 325-1069 or via e-mail at scalonkey@ou.edu. Visit the College of Engineering website: www.ou.edu/coe/wssc/grad_convocation.htm

10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 | Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 560 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK.

Candidates are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m.

Questions? Contact Jane Custar at (405) 325-7370 or via e-mail at janecustar@ou.edu

1 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 | Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, Norman, OK.

Candidates are asked to arrive at Noon. Students may obtain the registration form and submit the form through the Student Services Office located in Gaylord Hall Suite 2533.

The College will be hosting a reception following the Convocation ceremony
at Gaylord Hall.

Questions? Contact Celia Perkins at (405)325-5372 or via e-mail at cperkins@ou.edu.

3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 | Meacham Auditorium, Second Floor, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK.

Candidates are asked to arrive at 2:15 p.m.

Approximately 10 tickets will be issued to students who register before October 15 with Tracy Holloway in Cate 4, Room 433.

There will be a reception immediately following the Convocation ceremony
in the Beaird Lounge, located on the second floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK. Reception tickets are not required.

Questions? Contact Tracy Holloway at (405) 325-1429 or via e-mail at tracyholloway@ou.edu.

10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 | Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, Norman, OK.

Candidates are asked to arrive at 9:45 a.m.

Students are required to register for Convocation. A Convocation packet including registration information will be provided to graduation candidates and graduation candidates are required to submit their response to the College of Liberal Studies Office.

Questions? Contact Missy Mitchell at (405) 325-2823, via e-mail at mjmitchell@ou.edu. Visit the College’s Convocation website: http://www.ou.edu/content/cls/students_resources/convocation.html.

12:30 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 | Petroleum Club, 100 N. Broadway Ave., Oklahoma City, OK.

Questions? Contact Robin Howell at (405) 271-2308 or via email at Robin-howell@ouhsc.edu