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Spring 2023 Convocation Schedule 

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Student Arrival Time: 11:30 a.m.
Procession Start Time: 12:30 p.m.
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 is Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m. centrail time.

Convocation will also be live streamed at 12:30 p.m. View the livestream

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

 Graduation Gear

Are you graduating this semester? If you want to order a cap and gown, you can order directly from Josten's. You're not required to order a cap and gown in order to be part of the virtual ceremony.

Graduation Gear Up 
March 7-10
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

April 4
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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 March 30 by 5 p.m. for delivery by May convocations.

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.