OU Announces College Convocations and Commencements
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma has announced its individual college convocations and other end-of-year academic ceremonies.
OU previously announced that noted civic leader and education advocate Robert Henry will deliver OU’s university-wide Commencement address on Friday, May 12.
Commencement is the ceremony where degrees are officially conferred. Filled with pageantry, it is the time for all 2016-17 graduates to celebrate the culmination of their time at OU. Doctoral degree candidates are recognized individually during this time.
At the college convocations, all other graduates will be recognized individually, have their pictures taken and their diploma covers presented by their dean. Unless otherwise noted, all convocations will be held Saturday, May 13. Some events require tickets and/or have participation guidelines. For details and the most up-to-date information, please visit www.ou.edu/content/commencement/convocations_receptions/spring_convocation.
College of Allied Health Convocation
1 p.m., T. Howard McCasland Field House, 151 W. Brooks St. Reception prior to Convocation, from 10 a.m. to noon, Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. For questions, contact Office of Academic and Student Services, 271-6588; alliedhealth.ouhsc.edu/CurrentStudents/Graduation.
College of Architecture Convocation
6 p.m., Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St. Open house prior to Convocation, 2 to 5 p.m. Gould Hall Gallery, 130 Gould Hall, 830 Van Vleet Oval. For questions, contact Stephanie Soash, 325-3853 or email@example.com.
College of Arts and Sciences Convocation
10 a.m., Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins Ave. For questions, contact Paola Lopez, 325-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org; cas.ou.edu/may-convocation-instructions.
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Convocation
11 a.m., Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 560 Parrington Oval. Reception at 4 p.m. Friday, May 12, Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave. Tickets required. For questions, contact Mona Springfield, 325-1819 or email@example.com.
Aviation Undergraduate Programs
Candidates will be recognized during the Michael F. Price College of Business Convocation listed below. Informal reception for Aviation Graduates and their guests to be held immediately prior, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Max Westheimer Airport Aviation Department Hangar, 1700 Lexington St. For questions, contact Shelly Ainsworth, 325-7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael F. Price College of Business Convocation
7:30 p.m., Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins Ave. Reception immediately following, Chesapeake Energy Courtside Club, Lloyd Noble Center. For questions, contact Emily Hulseberg, 325-2500 or email@example.com.
College of Dentistry Commencement
2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 131 NW 4th St., Oklahoma City. For questions, contact Jennifer Quan, 271-4435 or Jennifer-Quan@ouhsc.edu.
College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Convocation
10 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 131 NW 4th St., Oklahoma City. Reception immediately following, same location. For questions, contact Karen Rucker, 271-4435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy Convocation
6:30 p.m., T. Howard McCasland Field House, 151 W. Brooks St. Reception immediately following Chesapeake Energy Stadium Club, The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St. For questions, contact Annette Moran, 325-4005 or email@example.com; ou.edu/mcee/student_services/graduation_information.
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Convocation
4 p.m., T. Howard McCasland Field House, 151 W. Brooks St. Reception immediately following, Collings Hall, 820 Van Vleet Oval. For questions, contact Melanie Schneider, 325-4844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallogly College of Engineering Convocation
1:30 p.m., Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins Ave. Reception immediately following, Chesapeake Lounge and Legacy Lounge, 2900 Jenkins Ave. For questions, contact Cori Maag, 325-1069 or email@example.com; www.ou.edu/coe/academics/grad_convocation.
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Convocation
9:30 a.m., Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St. Tickets required. For questions, contact Jane Custar, 325-7374 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ou.edu/content/finearts/graduation.
College of International Studies Convocation
1 p.m., Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St. Tickets required. Reception immediately following, Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, Oklahoma Memorial Union. For questions, contact Tracy Holloway, 325-1429 or email@example.com.
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication Convocation
10 a.m., T. Howard McCasland Field House, 151 W. Brooks St. Reception immediately following, Gaylord Hall, 395 W. Lindsey St. For questions, contact Kathy Sawyer, 325-5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Law Convocation
10:30 a.m., The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St. Reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, May 12, Sneed Lounge, College of Law, 300 W. Timberdell Rd. For questions, contact Stacey Reynolds, 325-2011 or email@example.com.
College of Liberal Studies Convocation
College of Medicine Commencement
2 p.m., Sunday, May 21, Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins Ave. Enter through east entrance. For questions, contact James F. Albertson, 271-2316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing Convocation
College of Pharmacy Commencement
10 a.m., Saturday, June 3, Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City. For questions, contact Tricia Wilhelm, 271-6598 or email@example.com.
College of Public Health Convocation
10 a.m., Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center, 741 N. Phillips Ave., Oklahoma City. Reception immediately following. For questions, contact Robin Howell, 271-2308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Sciences Center Graduate College Convocation
2 p.m., David L. Boren Student Union, Room 170, 1106 N. Stonewall Ave., Oklahoma City. Reception immediately following in the Robert M. Bird Library Foyer. For questions, contact Donna Dilworth, 271-2085 or email@example.com.
Receptions and Recognition Ceremonies
Advanced Programs Graduation Reception
Candidates will be recognized during the Convocation ceremony for the degree-granting college awarding their degree. Degree-granting colleges for Advanced Programs are: College of Arts and Sciences, College of International Studies and the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, as well as at site-specific ceremonies, which can be found at www.ou.edu/content/outreach/ap/student_resources/graduation.
African American Student Programs and Services Celebration
3:30 p.m., Friday, May 12, Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 560 Parrington Oval. For questions, contact Zarah Cobb, 325-3163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Indian Student Life Graduation Celebration
3 p.m., Friday, May 12, Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center, 624 Asp Ave. For questions, contact Breanna Faris, 325-3163 or email@example.com.
Honors College Graduation Breakfast
8 a.m., Saturday, May 13, David L. Boren Hall, 1300 Asp Ave. For questions, contact Tanya Miller, 325-5291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
3 p.m., Friday, May 12, Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. Reception immediately following, Beaird Lounge, Oklahoma Memorial Union. For questions, contact Craig Hayes, 325-1221 or email@example.com.
Student-Athlete Graduation Reception
4 p.m., Friday, May 12, Chesapeake Energy Stadium Club, The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St. For questions, contact Terri Moyer, 325-8397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate College Reception
Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
9:30 a.m., Friday, May 12, Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. Reception immediately following, David Boren Lounge and President’s Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union. For questions, contact Tori Lamoureux, 325-3211 or email@example.com.
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Noon, Friday, May 12, Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. Reception immediately following, ROTC Armory, 290 W. Brooks St. For questions, contact Howard Smith, 325-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naval ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
10 a.m., Friday, May 12, Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 560 Parrington Oval. Reception immediately following in ROTC Armory, 290 Brooks St. For questions, contact Julie Dahlgren, 325-2021 or email@example.com.
Student Veterans Association Graduation Celebration
10 a.m., Thursday, May 11, Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. For questions, contact Jared Florence, 325-1931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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