Spring 2017 Commencement
Baccalaureate | 9:00 a.m. Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel
Undergraduate Commencement | 11:00 a.m. Graduate Commencement | 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center NW 27th Street and Florida Ave.
The May 2017 graduate and undergraduate ceremonies will be the only commencements held for the 2016-17 academic year. Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 graduates are all encouraged to participate on this date. If your degree requirements will not be complete by the summer conferral date of July 28, but you would like to participate in the May 6th ceremony, please contact Academic Affairs (405) 208-5287.
Seating for those who are unable to climb stairs is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Freede Wellness Center is wheelchair accessible. A sign language interpreter is on stage at the ceremony. If you have guests with other special needs, please contact Academic Affairs at (405) 208-5287.
Tickets are not required for the ceremonies, however, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center (map #440) will open at 9:45 a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 1:45 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. We request that all guests be in their seats no later than fifteen minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to begin.
The Senior Sendoff Dinner on Thursday, May 4th, will welcome you to the OCU Alumni Association. Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Great Hall in the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. Seniors may each bring one guest for dinner at no charge. Each additional guest ticket is $20. To RSVP and purchase additional tickets, click here to fill out our online form.
Have questions? Call Marianne Hosler at (405) 208-5077 for more information.
Donate in honor of your OCU mentor! Supporters of the Class of 2016 gift will get to send a message of thanks to a faculty or staff member and will receive a unique graduation tassel. Learn more about the class gift at www.okcu.edu/classgift.