The OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies expresses sincere appreciation to the family and friends of our graduates! Your support has been invaluable and we look forward to welcoming you to campus for our Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.
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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
Accommodation for Disability
Graduates or guests who require accommodations should contact Missy Mitchell at (405) 325-2823. For more information on accomodations, please refer to the Disability Resource Center.
Convocation Schedule and Information
- Student Arrival Time: TBA.
- Procession Start Time: TBA.
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
Prohibited Items and Searches
Students and guests attending the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies Convocation ceremony are asked to leave behind certain items that are prohibited because of security or facility regulations.
Except for items pertaining to medical conditions or child care, all bags, backpacks, diaper bags, large cases for binoculars or other items, fanny packs, and large purses (larger than 10-inch-by-10-inch) are prohibited. Prohibited items must be returned to the owner’s car or discarded, and any unlawful items are subject to confiscation.
Other prohibited items include:
- Alcoholic and other beverages
- Banners and signs
- Beach balls
- Fanny packs
- Food and beverages
- Folding chairs or stools
- Glitter (Do NOT add glitter to anything you bring into the building, including graduation caps or posters.)
- Ice chests, coolers and other similar containers
- Laser pointers
- All noise makers (e.g., air horns, whistles)
- Pets (other than service animals)
Items that are allowed for Convocations only include cameras and video cameras.
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