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As of March 18, 2020

University-Wide Commencement Ceremony

Graduation ceremonies have been postponed due to COVID-19.

The ceremonies are postponed, and we are working to modify them. We are actively exploring ways we can honor our graduates and their achievements at an appropriate time. This will likely look very different, perhaps even virtual, with an opportunity to participate in an in-person ceremony when it is safe to do so. We hope to reschedule these events for later in the summer, and we will communicate updates as we have them. 


Commencement, the University-wide graduation ceremony, is held at the end of the spring semester to celebrate summer, December and May graduates. Degrees are officially conferred at Commencement. Filled with pageantry, this ceremony includes an address from the OU president and the Commencement speaker. Doctoral degree candidates are recognized individually during the ceremony and undergraduate and master’s candidates are recognized as a group. The ceremony concludes with a gigantic fireworks display.

Please join for us Commencement!
7 p.m. | Friday, May 8, 2020
The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium


History & Traditions

Learn about the history behind one of OU's most important events.

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Find out details about the timeline of the Commencement ceremony.

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Commencement Speaker

Each year, OU hosts a distinguished guest to deliver the Commencement address.


Commencement Programs

Learn how to receive a program containing the names of OU graduates, honorary degree recipients and more!


Parking & Transportation

Get details on convenient places to park, how to ride the shuttle and other helpful hints.

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Find information about where guests and graduates will be seated during the Commencement ceremony.

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Maps & Diagrams

See maps for The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Brooks Mall, and Lloyd Noble Center.

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Accessible Services

Find out about services available to guests and graduates with accessibility concerns.

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Security Information

Learn about prohibited items and bag checks for the day of Commencement.

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Inclement Weather

Stay #OUSafe! Get details about the inclement weather plan.

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Celebrate with us from anywhere in the world! Tune in to On Demand and you won't miss a minute of the action!

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Celebrate your graduate and their family with a floral bouquet or lei.

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