Graduation

An in-person graduation ceremony, to honor both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 (JD and LLM graduates), will be held at Lloyd Noble Center (2900 S. Jenkins Ave.) on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Doors will open 1 hours prior to the ceremony, at 5:30 p.m..
• Graduates guests should enter through the north or east entrances. Upon entry to the arena, graduates will report to floor level.
• There is no student processional, so graduates will report directly to their seats on the floor.  Graduates will be seated with members of their college and degree level, but graduate seating will not be assigned.
• Graduates will be placed in physically distanced seats.

Guest Seating
There will be no reserved guest seating at the Lloyd Noble Center. All seating (including accessible seating) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guest seating will be sectioned into groups of four. Graduates will be seated on the arena floor.

Masking
We’re aware of the CDC’s newly issued guidance, but we also know that in Oklahoma, the majority of individuals are still not yet fully vaccinated. In light of that, and because it is too late for OU to change its protocols for events of this scale, we will still strongly encourage mask wearing, particularly for those who are not fully vaccinated. We also understand and respect those fully vaccinated individuals who choose to follow the new CDC recommendations relative to masking during graduation activities.

Venue Security
All staff, faculty, guests, and graduates will pass through a security screening before entering the Lloyd Noble Center.

The clear bag policy remains in effect at the Lloyd Noble Center. To view a list of prohibited items, click here. Umbrellas will be permitted.

To help protect everyone in attendance, we will implement various safety measures, including physical distancing of graduates and guests, and a requirement to wear face masks.  **For further instructions, including information about security screenings, the Clear Bag Policy, and prohibited items, click here.

For more information, visit https://www.ou.edu/commencement.

 

Graduation Open House

Dean Guzman will host a Graduation Open House for the Class of 2020 and 2021.  Please plan to join us on the South Oval and Patio at the College of Law on either of the days below.

Friday, May 14, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Graduates, RSVP here

For additional information or accommodations, please contact lawevents@ou.edu or (405)325-7479.

Graduation Ceremonies

An in-person graduation ceremony, to honor both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 (JD and MLS Programs combined), will be held at The Gaylord Family--Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Stadium gates will open 1.5 hours prior to the ceremony, at 5:00 p.m.
• Graduates may enter any open gate and report to the field tunnels on the north end of the stadium, just inside Gates 5 and 7.
• There is no student processional, so graduates will report directly to their seats on the field and in reserved graduating seating sections that are accessed from the field. Graduates will be seated with members of their college and degree level, but graduate seating will not be assigned.
• Graduates will be placed in physically distanced seats.

Registration will be required for graduates. Once graduates have registered, we will determine how many guests each graduate may bring. Tickets will be required for graduates and their guests.
***Graduates, be on the lookout for an email containing your digital tickets beginning May 10th.  For more information on digital tickets, how to transfer them to your guests, etc., click here.

To help protect everyone in attendance, we will implement various safety measures, including physical distancing of graduates and guests, and a requirement to wear face masks.  **For further instructions, including information about security screenings, the Clear Bag Policy, and prohibited items, click here

Inclement Weather Plan:

  • In case of inclement weather, the first option would be to delay the ceremony to later in the day/evening in the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
  • If that is not feasible, we will move the ceremony indoors to Lloyd Noble Center (2900 S. Jenkins Ave.), where ceremonies would be live-streamed and only graduates could attend.
  • Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we would not be able to accommodate guests of graduates if we move indoors to Lloyd Noble Center. 

 

 

Graduation Regalia

Order from Jostens online:  deadline to order is April 8, 2021 to receive regalia in time for graduation!

  • Choose:  University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus (link should take you directly there but double check)
  • Click on the Graduation Caps & Gowns  option
  • Choose the "Student Law Ship to Home" option.
  • This should bring up the Doctorate regalia set for law, that includes a gown, tam, purple tassel, and hood for $130.
  • Fill in your height and weight in order to get the right size, checkout and pay, and the regalia will ship straight to your house!

**Opened items CANNOT be returned, so please do not open the regalia package should you want to return it if the ceremony is canceled for some reason.**

If you prefer to purchase regalia in person, Josten’s will set up a pop-up shop in early April.  Details on that to come once they are finalized.

It is also okay to borrow regalia from a previous graduate, but you must have the entire set (gown, tassel, tam, and hood) for the ceremony!! 

Questions?  Email Becky at rlucas@ou.edu or call 405-306-3336.

 

 

Graduation Composites

Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, February 8, through Wednesday, February 10.  Pictures will be taken at the Campus Composites/Party Pics Office, 1123 Elm Ave. Norman, OK 73072. Please follow this link to book your appointment A bonus resume shot will be included in the portrait session this year, so professional business attire highly encouraged.

The composite fee of $20 can be paid online when you schedule your appointment.  The fee covers your photo session and inclusion on composite board.  Appointments are scheduled for 10 minutes, but please arrive 5 minutes early.

Questions?  Email Kelsey at campuscomposites@gmail.com or call/text 509-200-9200; or Becky at rlucas@ou.edu or rajupete@ou.edu or 405-924-6578.

Apply for Graduation

The deadline to apply for May 2021 graduation is Saturday, February 15, 2020. 

  • You must apply online for graduation by logging into ONE. Under the “Academics” tab, find the “Apply to Graduate” link, select “spring 2021,” fill out your information and click “submit.” Please ignore the "Find your graduation planner" link as it is not relevant to your graduation requirements.  There is no need to complete the convocation ceremony information unless you are participating in the main campus ceremony.  The law ceremony is separate.

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