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Commencement ceremonies

Undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies are typically held in the Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center on the Oklahoma City University campus.

If you're a graduating student, browse the links in our Graduation Checklist below to learn what you need to do to ensure a smooth commencement.

You may be required to present a name card as you walk across the stage during the commencement ceremony. If name cards are used on the day of commencement, graduates should pick up their name cards at the designated tables in the north lobby of Freede prior to lining up for the presentation.

As a graduate of Oklahoma City University, you are automatically a member of the OCU Alumni Association. Please provide a non-OCU email address along with any address changes to the Office of Alumni Engagement. Update contact info now!

The OCU Star Alumni Network spreads around the globe, and you are now a member of this remarkable community of accomplished individuals who are making a mark in various fields worldwide. As each of you embark on your new chapter, please know the OCU alumni family is here to support you, celebrate your successes, and provide guidance as you navigate your post-graduation journey.

It’s never been easier to stay connected to your OCU family. We love to hear your news. Share your accomplishments and those of fellow Stars: [email protected].

Your account must be paid in full before you can receive your transcript and/or diploma.

For more information, contact Student Financial Services at 405-208-5146.

Students who receive federal student loans are required by federal regulation to complete an exit interview/debt management session prior to graduation. This requirement may be fulfilled online at www.studentaid.gov.

You will log in using your FSA ID and password. This same website is a great resource to track all of your student loans indefinitely. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 405-208-5211.

Students participating in the May commencement ceremonies should check out from their campus housing no later than 5 p.m. Sunday, May 7. Requests to stay as late as Monday, May 8, will be considered on an individual basis. Students may submit a request to stay until Monday by contacting their Residence Life Coordinator by April 30. All candidates must notify their Residence Life Coordinator to stay past the normal check that they will be staying past the normal checkout time (5 p.m. Friday, May 5).

For more information, contact the Housing Office at 405-208-6360 or email Residence Life.

All library materials should be returned and any fines or fees paid no later than the last day of the semester. A hold will be placed on your account (including transcripts) if any materials are not returned. For more information, contact the library ([email protected]) at 405-208-5068.

It is the responsibility of campus residents to provide change of address information to all of their correspondents including both personal contacts (friends/family members) and business contacts (banks, credit card providers, magazines). The U.S. Post Office will not forward student mail, but you may provide a forwarding address to the mailroom. First class mail will be forwarded from the mailroom for six months. If no address is provided, any mail that arrives after graduation is returned to sender. For further information, contact the mail center at 405-208-5209.

Graduating students have the opportunity to evaluate OCU's programs and services. All responses are anonymous.

Graduates will receive their diploma by mail unless arrangements have been made with the registrar's office to pick it up. The diplomas will be mailed to the address listed on your Application for Graduation and Diploma.

Bachelor's degree — 8.5" x 11"

Master's degree — 12" x 16"

Doctoral degree — 14" x 17"

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