Commencement Information | December 2019

Students: Download your Commencement Information Packet

Nursing Commecement Ceremony Live Stream

Commencement Ceremony Live Stream

Commencement Activities

Campus-Wide Welcome | Friday, December 13th | 9 AM* – 5 PM | *some areas open earlier

Nursing Pinning / Commencement Rehearsal | Friday, December 13th @ 12:30 PM, Lyon Hall

Nursing Pinning / Commencement Ceremony | Friday, December 13th @ 1:00 PM, Chapel Fine Arts
For all nursing graduates

Campus-Wide Welcome | Saturday, December 14th | 8 AM – 9:30 AM

Commencement Rehearsal | Saturday, December 14th @ 9:45 AM, Lyon Hall

Commencement Ceremony | Saturday, December 14th @ 10:30 AM, Chapel Fine Arts
For all graduates, except nursing
Doors will open @ 9:30 AM | Doors will close @ 10:25 AM

Campus-Wide Welcome | Saturday, December 14th, following ceremony until 2 PM

Campus-Wide Welcome

Come experience OKWU! Friends and family are invited to visit the following before and after the ceremony:

  • Doc Lacy’s Coffee Shop ($) – located in the Haltom Campus Center
    Come here to sit down, drink coffee, eat light refreshments, play board games, and enjoy the unique Doc’s experience.
  • Founder’s Bookstore ($) – located in the Haltom Campus Center
    Come here to peruse OKWU merchandise: clothing, hats, books, and collectibles for you and your family.
  • Janice and Charles Drake Library
    Come here for a quiet place to sit down or wander around. Lots can be discovered including: the William Lane Craig collection, the Josh McDowell collection, and an early 1700s Moroccan Sephardic Torah Scroll.

For All Graduates

  • Arrive promptly for rehearsal, robed and ready.
  • General instructions will be given to line up and transition to the Chapel.
  • Marshals will lead you throughout the ceremony.
  • For Associate and Bachelor graduates with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher, honor cords will be awarded during registration at rehearsal.
  • As you shake hands with Dr. Jim Dunn onstage, please stop and smile for Craig’s Photography, who will also be taking candid shots throughout the day’s festivities. You can view and purchase these photos on their website. You can contact them directly at 918.336.1750.

Diplomas & Transcripts

Please make sure you have provided the Registrar with an up-to-date mailing address. Diplomas will be mailed to you within 6 to 10 weeks after your degree is conferred, which is the last date of the term/semester when all graduation requirements are completed. Transcripts will be available within 7 to 10 days after the end of the term. Contact the Registrar’s Office with any additional questions.

Parking & Campus Map

View the Campus Map for event parking. Handicap accessible parking and a limited number of parking spots are available outside the Lyon Chapel and Fine Arts Center. Additional handicap accessible and general parking spots are available throughout campus.

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