Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! 

You must apply for Graduation in order to receive your degree. You may access your online graduation application by logging at


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 Details

Students will need both hands on stage to receive their diploma cover and to shake hand with the Dean during the ceremony, therefore please do not bring anything with you that requires you to carry it. Leaving items under your seat could result in lost items. 

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.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Graduation DateApplication Due Date
DecemberSeptember 15
MayFebruary 15
AugustJune 1

Graduation Calendar

Important DateEvent
TBAGraduation Gear-Up
May 10-14Finals Week
May 13Spring 2022 Commencement
May 14College of Professional and Continuing Studies Convocation


 RSVP for Convocation Attendance

RSVP- Graduates are required to RSVP to participate in the convocation. Please submit your RSVP by the deadline, so we can determine final attendance numbers. 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. If you have family or other guests who will need accommodations, please note this on your RSVP form.

RSVP Form 

 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


 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

  • Student Arrival Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Procession Start Time: 4:00 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 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, 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.

OU's clear bag policy MUST be followed, check here for full details.

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

OU2GO iPhone App

OU2GO is one of the official University of Oklahoma mobile applications and your mobile link to the OU community. 

Whether you are a future student, parent, visitor, alumni, or OU fan, OU2GO is your mobile destination for campus weather, maps, videos, radio, and more information.

Download OU2GO for your iPhone or iPad now!

Student Resources

Please contact Josten's to order your cap and gown. If you are a 1st generation graduate, military, or would like an OU stole, please look for these items when you order your cap and gown.

Graduation Gear Up

Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 12, 2021, 9:00am – 6:00pm

To order your announcements or the OU Tradition Ring, please visit Josten’s online store

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 Josten's store at the same time you receive your cap and gown. 

Master’s students are not eligible for distinction or special distinction. 

The OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies provides the OU Graduation Office with a list of Distinction and Special Distinction graduates. If your name is not on the list at the Josten's store, located in the basement of the Fanatics store in the stadium, 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 at 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.