Thank you for your support of our students! All faculty wishing to attend Convocation ceremonies should contact Events Coordinator, Missy Mitchell.

Faculty who need to order academic regalia may do so free of charge from the Graduation Office at (405) 325-0841 or commencement@ou.edu.

Spring 2022 Convocation Schedule 

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Student Arrival Time: 2:30 p.m.
Procession Start Time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-in Location: Wagner Hall (west of the Field House)
Convocation Location: McCasland Field House

Tickets are not required for this ceremony and you may bring as many guests as you would like to.

Convocation will also be live streamed at 4:00 p.m. View this live stream here.

The Platform Party should arrive by 3:15 p.m. Faculty will need to RSVP to Missy Mitchell.


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


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: 3:15 p.m
  • Procession Start Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-in location: Wagner Hall

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 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 OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies Events Coordinator Missy Mitchell.

  • Faculty Arrival Time: 3:15 p.m
  • Procession Start Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-in location: Wagner Hall

Faculty Attending Commencement

Commencement Responsibilities

Marshals assemble with the graduates during the Friday evening event. During the Commencement, the marshals will assemble the College of Professional and Continuing Studies graduates in the designated area, and will lead the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies processional into the stadium or arena, and sit with the graduates in the designated area. This is all handled by the OU Commencement team, who will provide detailed instructions.

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.