Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We hope you are planning to attend our Spring 2020 Convocation!

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.


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

2020 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. 


Date: TBA
Student Arrival Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Parking: TBA

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
May 8Spring 2020 Commencement
TBAExtended Campus Convocation


 Graduation Gear-Up

Are you graduating this semester? Graduation Gear-Up events offer a one-stop, convenient way to get all of the items you need to participate in commencement and convocation ceremonies. Graduation Gear-Up is over for Spring 2020 Convocation. If you didn't attend Graduation Gear-Up, you can order directly from Josten's.

Graduation Gear Up Schedule

March 10 – 13, 2020
Molly Shi Boren Ballroom in the OU Memorial Union
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 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: TBD
  • Procession Start Time: TBD

 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.

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.

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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.

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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 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 here

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.

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. 

OU Extended Campus 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.