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Thank you for your support of our students! All faculty wishing to attend Convocation ceremonies should contact Jenny Lang.

Faculty who need to order academic regalia may call Jenny Lang at (405) 325-6518 or email Jenny at Jenny.lang@OU.EDU.

Convocation Schedule 

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

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

Faculty Marshals - Convocation Responsibilities

Marshals are responsible for leading the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies graduates into the auditorium during the Saturday Convocation ceremony, and assisting with the seating of the students.

  • Faculty Arrival Time: TBA
  • Procession Start Time: TBA
  • Check-in location: Pitman Hall (inside Catlett Music Center)

Marshals will lead the graduates into the auditorium as part of the processional. When they reach the reserved seating section in the auditorium, a Marshal will stage on either end of the row being seated. When that row has been filled, Marshals will step to the next row and begin filling that row. This continues until all graduates have processed into the auditorium and all rows are filled. Marshals will then return to their reserved seats. Marshals and students remain standing until instructed from the podium to be seated.

Faculty on Stage

Faculty attending Convocation ceremonies lead the processional in front of the graduates and take their place on stage and remain standing until directed to sit after the National Anthem has finished. For more information about attending Convocation, contact Jenny Lang.

  • Faculty Arrival Time: TBA
  • Procession Start Time: TBA
  • Check-in location: Pitman Hall (inside Catlett Music Center)

Additional Information

(NOTE: The Banner Carrier will be instructed to follow the Platform Party to place the Banner in the holder on stage. The Banner Carrier then returns to his/her reserved seat in the auditorium. Marshals are responsible for ensuring that graduates DO NOT follow the Platform Party onto stage. This is a very important part of the Marshaling duty.)

When cued during the stage ceremony, marshals will assist with directing the graduates to enter and exit the stage.