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Live On, University: OU Celebrates the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Live On, University: OU Celebrates the Classes of 2020 and 2021

OU Student crosses the stage at graduation ceremony

For the first time since 2019, the University of Oklahoma gathered for in-person graduation ceremonies, celebrating the achievements and resilience of the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

Below are photos from the memorable weekend, along with quotes from several graduates highlighting what they will miss most about OU.

Students watch the warbirds plane flyover from the stadium



Name: Madison McDaniel

Major: Creative Media Production


“The community is what made my four years of undergrad so memorable. The combination of the people I’ve met and my involvement in multiple student organizations have truly made my time at OU unforgettable.”

Madison McDaniel senior portrait



Three students in regalia celebrate from the football field
Student is hooded by professor at commencement



Name: Lafonzo Spigner

Major: Public Relations


“I’m going to miss the people at OU who not only challenged me as an individual, but who also celebrated and encouraged me to become the best version of myself during my time in Norman.”

Lafanzo Spigner senior portrait



Student waves from seat during a LNC graduation ceremony
Student waves from the football stadium during ceremony



Name: Brittnee McCabe

Major: Marketing with a minor in Psychology


“I’m going to miss the adventures I’ve had with friends on campus and around Norman, and I’ll especially miss my time cheering on OU football.”

Britnee McCabe senior portrait



Photo of LNC court during ceremony, students standing



Name: Justin Norris

Major: Marketing and Music


“The people at OU have made my time here so memorable and valuable. Even though I’ll miss everyone I’ve met, they will all hold a very special place in my heart as I continue my journey.”

Justin Norris senior portrait



Student walks down the isle holding the flag for College of Engineering



Name: Cassidy Rosenberg

Major: Public Relations


“I’m going to miss the community, the beautiful landscaping on campus, and having the opportunity to be a student at my favorite university.”

Cassidy Rosenberg senior portrait



Group of students celebrate as they walk down the tunnels to the exit at LNC



Name: Shihui Liu

Major: Electrical Engineering and Chinese


“I’m going to miss the people I’ve had the privilege of meeting and those who have challenged and inspired me to become a better individual. During my time at OU, I’ve served as the Asian American Student Association president, and I’ll greatly miss my involvement with the organization.”

Shihui Liu senior portrait



Student is hooded by professor at LNC ceremony



Name: Noah Davidson

Major: Biomedical Engineering


“I’m going to miss walking across OU’s beautiful campus on a nice day and hearing the Union bells ring.”

Noah Davidson senior portrait



Students celebrate as baloons are dropped for the Law graduation in LNC
Student in regalia embraces loved one at LNC graduation

Graduation ceremony photos by Travis Caperton. Graduation portraits provided by students.

Article Published:  Wednesday, May 19, 2021