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Commencement, held each May, is a time of celebration and pageantry for all OU graduates. In an effort to allow more of our students to experience the excitement of Commencement, the College of Professional and Continuing Studies will only hold a Convocation ceremony in May.

Graduating PACS students who want to participate in convocation ceremonies at the end of the Fall 2023 semester are invited to walk in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences Convocation Ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, December 15, at Lloyd Noble Center.

Undergraduates must complete the Graduate OU course in Canvas to register for convocation. Master’s students can register for convocation by clicking this link.

If you are unable to attend a December ceremony and wish to participate in a ceremony in May 2024, please contact Jenny Lang at If you have questions or accommodation needs for the December convocation ceremony, please contact Kaitlyn Armon at

PACS May 2024 Convocation

Date: TBA
Time: TBA.
Student Arrival Time: TBA
Procession Start Time: TBA
Check-in Location: Pitman Hall (inside Catlett Music Center)
Convocation Location: Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall - Catlett Music Center, 500 West Boyd Street, Norman, OK 73019

Students will be allowed to bring eight (8) guests to the convocation ceremony. RSVP Deadline TBA

Convocation will also be live streamed at TBA. View the livestream at: TBA

Parking is available next to Catlett in the Elm Avenue Parking Garage

Complete Convocation Information


Essential information and resources to get you ready for graduation.

Explore Student Convocation Details

Family & Friends

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for our Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.

Family & Friends Convocation Information


All faculty wishing to attend Convocation are welcome!

Faculty Convocation Information

Graduation Gear

Are you graduating? To order a cap and gown, you can order directly from Josten's. You're required to wear a cap and gown in order to be part of the Commencement & Convocation.

Graduation Gear Up 

Oklahoma Memorial Union
Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, 3rd floor
900 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73019

If you if are a PACS student and live in the Tulsa metro area, you are welcome to attend the OU Graduation Gear Up Day in Tulsa.  If you attend, please tell them you are a PACS student. 

Schusterman Center
4502 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135

Date & Time: TBA

During Graduation Gear-Up, candidates can:

  • Purchase caps and gowns
  • Design and order your custom graduation announcements
  • Order their official OU class ring
  • Learn about joining the Alumni Association
  • Contribute to the Class Gift
  • Take professional photos

If you cannot attend Graduation Gear-Up or go to the Jostens Sooner Shop, students can purchase graduation gear directly from the Jostens website.

Orders much be placed by TBA.

There is a $12.95 shipping fee.

Clear Bag Policy

The approved clear plastic bag size is a maximum of 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag. Even those bags are subject to search, although it is anticipated that search times will decrease significantly.

OU policy will allow non-transparent clutch purses that are no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Bags that are necessary for medical equipment will be searched. No other bags or purses, including diaper bags, will be permitted and the limit on bags is one per person.

Complete Clear Bag Policy

Accommodation for Disability

Graduates or guests who require accommodations should contact Missy Mitchell at (405) 325-2823. For more information on accommodations, please refer to the Disability Resource Center.

Convocation Pictures

It's hard to believe that your short time with the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies has come to an end. However, Sooners you are, and Sooners you will always be. Photos from Convocation are available on our Flickr photostream and at Norman Party Pics.