Current Extended Campus Students

You must apply for Graduation in order to receive your degree. You may access your online graduation application by logging into ONE and clicking on the Graduate a Sooner Channel under the Home Tab.

Winter 2018 Convocation Schedule

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m. (Students arrive at 12:30 p.m.)
Location: Catlett Music Center
R.S.V.P.: Graduates are required to RSVP and bring no more than seven guests to ensure seating for all in attendance. RSVP deadline is December 3, 2018.

Catlett Music Center Parking:      

Elm Avenue Parking Garage
(Corner of Boyd and Elm St.)
500 Boyd St
Norman, OK  73019

There will be free parking in the parking garage located on Elm St. adjacent to Catlett Music Center.  Due to the many convocations held that day you may be required to park in the faculty/staff lot located on Elm St.  It too will be free. 

Graduation Application Deadlines

Graduation DateApplication Due Date
DecemberSeptember 15
MayFebruary 15
AugustJune 1

Graduation Calendar

Important DateEvent
September 26-28Graduation Gear-Up
December 10-14Finals Week
TBDSpring 2019 Commencement
December 15Extended Campus Convocation

Prepare for Graduation

 Graduate Information

Graduation information will be mailed to all students who have applied for graduation. Candidates may confirm an application by contacting the Admissions and Records Office at (405) 325-4147 and asking for the Records Department.

 Master's Degree and Doctoral Candidates

Please visit the Graduate College website for information regarding degree completion.

 How to Guides 

Get more information on wearing your academic Regalia, graduating with honors, and graduating with a 4.0 medallion.

 Convocation Schedule and Information

  • Students arrive by 12:30 p.m.
  • Procession begins at 1:30 p.m.

 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.

Prohibited Items and Searches

Students and guests attending the OU Extended Campus 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, 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
  • balloons
  • banners and signs
  • beach balls
  • explosives
  • 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)
  • umbrellas
  • weapons

Items that are allowed for Convocations only include cameras and video cameras, baby strollers, and baby seats.

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Student Resources

RSVP- Graduates are required to RSVP to participate in the convocation.  Please submit your RSVP by the deadline so that we can determine final attendance numbers. Seating is limited, each student will be allowed to bring seven guests  Seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  Your RSVP will not reserve a specific seat but will help us determine numbers. RSVP here

Questions concerning cap and gown ordering should be directed to Ms. Misty Broughton at the OU bookstore, (405) 325-3511.   

  • Please DO NOT send your cap and gown card to the OU Extended Campus office.  We cannot handle money, nor can we be responsible for the cards with credit card information since this is sensitive, confidential information.
  • If you would to have your cap and gown mailed, please make your request when you order and add $5.50 to the cost.
  • Orders will be shipped via Fed EX ground delivery. If you have an APO or a FPO address the cost is $13.00 and will be shipped USPS.    
  • Deadline for ordering your cap and gown is November 3, 2018.
  • The OU bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. the week before graduation if you would like to pick up your cap and gown then. 

*NOTE*  You will not be able to pick up a cap and gown on the morning of Convocation.  If you would like to order your cap and gown over the phone, please call the OU bookstore at (405) 325-3511.  Please have your credit card number, expiration date, and security code ready

To order your announcements or the OU Tradition Ring please visit Josten’s online store at www.jostens.com. 

All OU students must apply for graduation. An OU APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION was sent to graduate and undergraduate candidates in a separate mailing or online. EC graduate level students should have submitted their Application for Graduation along with their Permission to Defend form.  If you have not submitted your Application for Graduation, please contact your academic advisor at 800-522-4389 or (405) 325-1061. Completing the Application for Graduation does not mean you are cleared for graduation.  If you have incomplete general education courses or need to makeup “I” grades from previous semesters, you will not officially graduate until all degree requirements have been met.

Undergraduates only - If you have maintained an Overall grade point average on all hours completed, from every institution attended you may be eligible to graduate with distinction.              

  • Distinction– If you have between 3.6 and 3.79 while working toward your undergraduate degree, you will be designated as graduating Distinction
  • Special Distinction - If you have between 3.8 to 3.99 while working toward your undergraduate degree, you will be designated as graduating Special Distinction
  • If you are graduating with either designation, you are eligible to wear a special gold hood over your graduation robes during the Convocation ceremony.  The hood will be provided to you by the OU Bookstore at the same time you receive your cap and gown. 
  • Master’s students are not eligible for distinction or special distinction.

EC provides the OU Bookstore with a list of Distinction and Special Distinction graduates.  If your name is not on the list at the OU Bookstore, you will not receive the special regalia.  If you believe you have been omitted from the list in error, please check your grade point status by visiting the OU Online Student Services webpage and printing out an unofficial copy of your transcript or contact your advisor.  

In order for students to be eligible for Academic Distinction they must earn, at minimum, two-thirds of their degree with grade point hours….in other words, 80 credit hours or more of graded work.  Because the mark of “S” does not carry any grade points, it cannot be used as GPA hours nor can it effect a student’s overall GPA.  Earned military credit is designated with the “S” posting.

If you have maintained a perfect 4.0 Overall Grade Point Average throughout your undergraduate education (on all hours completed, from every institution attended), you are eligible for a special 4.0 Convocation Medallion. Master’s students are not eligible for 4.0 medallions.  Contact Missy Mitchell @ mjmitchell@ou.edu for additional information.

You will receive your diploma approximately three months after you graduate. It will be mailed to you by the OU Admissions and Records Office. Please note that your diploma will read Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts or Master of Science or Master of Arts, not your degree program. Your transcript will indicate the program name.