Countdown to Graduation

Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Graduates
All graduates will walk in the May Graduation Ceremony.

The deadline to submit your application for graduation is:

  • March 1 for spring graduates (application will be available beginning February 10th)
  • July 1 for summer graduates, (application will be available beginning June 10th) and
  • November 1 for fall graduates (application will be available beginning October 10th)

To complete your application for graduation

 

Follow the instructions on the graduate checkout instructions document to ensure that all loose ends are tied up prior to graduation.

Click here to review instructions

Graduation Gear-Up is an event designed to provide graduating students with the information and gear for participating in the Commencement and Convocation exercises.  Students may purchase and pick up their cap and gown, order graduation announcements, order official OU class ring, order the Sooner yearbook, and learn about the new role you will be assuming as alumni.  Students can go to any of the below locations to get their graduation gear regardless of which campus they attend (ie, a Tulsa student can order at the OKC or Norman Gear-Up to get their regalia if they happen to be in that area during those dates and times.)  

 

OU Norman:

  • March 7th – 10th
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Beaird Lounge in the Oklahoma Memorial Union ~
    900 Asp Ave., Norman, OK 73019

 OUHSC OKC:

  • March 1st and 2nd
  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Student Union Room 262 ~ 1106 N. Stonewall Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73117

OUHSC Tulsa: 

  • February 23rd
  • 10:00 am – 6:-- pm
  • Founders Student Center

***If you are unable to pick up your graduation gear on the above dates and times, you can either call to place an order over the phone to have it mailed to you or you can go to the University Bookstore on the Norman campus to buy and pick up your graduation regalia.

All major credit cards, checks, and cash are acceptable for purchases of your cap and gown, graduation announcements, and OU class ring. For more information on Commencement or Graduation Gear-Up, please call (405) 325-0841 or email or access the web site.    If you will be out of town on these dates or located at an off-site campus, caps and gowns are sold at the University Bookstore Stadium location and can also be ordered by phone at the number below.

University Bookstore Phone Number:
(405) 325-3511, M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

University Bookstore
1185 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK  73019

Click here for more information

Regalia/Attire for Convocation and Commencement

Distinction, Special Distinction, and Outstanding Distinction honors are not officially awarded until after final grades are posted which will occur after the Commencement and Convocation events. If you currently qualify to graduate with honors, please feel free to purchase the additional regalia as noted below and wear it during Commencement and Convocation.

Cumulative GPA = all collegiate coursework taken in your entire academic career at all institutions combined
OUHSC GPA = all coursework taken at the OU Health Sciences Center College of Allied Health

All Students:  Please make note below of the appropriate cord, tassel, hood, trim, etc as it applies to your degree so that you can verify that you order and receive the correct regalia.

Alpha Eta Honor Society members = Nile green cord (this was given to you at the banquet)

Bachelor of Science students = Nile green tassel

· With Distinction (at least a 3.5 cumulative gpa AND 3.5 OUHSC gpa) = gold honor hood

· With Special Distinction (at least a 3.75 cumulative gpa AND 3.75 OUHSC gpa) = gold honor hood

· 4.0 (4.0 cumulative gpa AND 4.0 OUHSC gpa) with Special Distinction = gold honor hood and medallion (medallions are awarded at a banquet in which you will get an invitation to)

Master of Arts in Dietetics, Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, and Master of

Occupational Therapy = Nile green tassel and black hood with Nile green trim

· With Outstanding Distinction (at least a 3.8 cumulative gpa AND 3.8 OUHSC gpa) = gold cord

· 4.0 (4.0 cumulative gpa AND 4.0 OUHSC gpa) with Outstanding Distinction = medallion (medallions are awarded at a banquet in which you will get an invitation to)

Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation

Sciences students = green tassel and doctoral hood with Nile green trim

· With Outstanding Distinction (at least a 3.8 cumulative gpa AND 3.8 OUHSC gpa) = gold cord

· 4.0 (4.0 cumulative gpa AND 4.0 OUHSC gpa) with Outstanding Distinction = medallion (medallions are awarded at a banquet in which you will get an invitation to)

Master of Science students = black tassel and black hood with Nile green trim

· 4.0 (4.0 cumulative gpa AND 4.0 OUHSC gpa) with Outstanding Distinction = medallion (medallions are awarded at a banquet in which you will get an invitation to)

Doctor of Philosophy students = gold bullion tassel and doctoral hood with blue trim

· 4.0 (4.0 cumulative gpa AND 4.0 OUHSC gpa) with Outstanding Distinction = medallion (medallions are awarded at a banquet in which you will get an invitation to)


*It is permissible for military personnel to wear their dress military uniform if desired.

Students will be invited by a faculty member if it is anticipated that they will win an award.

  • Date: April 10, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Place: David L. Boren HSC Student Union, 1106 North Stonewall, Oklahoma City, OK  73117
  • Map

Reception will immediately follow the program.               

 

All OU Tulsa students will walk across the stage at the Tulsa Convocation.

Tulsa Students, please plan to attend the OU Tulsa Convocation and bring your friends and family.  This is a special event celebrating your success in the College of Allied Health on the OU-Tulsa campus.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Place:  Donald W. Reynolds Center, University of Tulsa, 3208 E. 8th Street, Tulsa, OK  74104

Students are asked to arrive at 6:00 pm.  Students must register for Convocation with the Office of Student Affairs on the OU Tulsa Campus. 

Questions?  Contact OU-Tulsa Student Affairs at (918) 660-3100 or via email at TulsaSA@ou.edu

Graudation Gear-up - February 23, 2017

Directions

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Students will be invited by a faculty member if it is anticipated that they will win an award.

  • Date:  Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Time:  9:00 a.m.
  • Place:  College of Allied Health
    • Oklahoma City:  Room 1117
    • Tulsa:  LC145

Reception will immediately follow the program.

Professional photographers with Party Pics will photograph each student as they receive their award.  Please go to the following website if you would like to view and/or purchase photographs:

http://www.oklahomapartypics.com/Q/Proofs.aspx?GroupID=2449&redirected=1

 

The Ph.D. students are the only doctoral students that walk across the stage and are hooded at Commencement.  The other doctoral degree students as well as master’s degree students from the College of Allied Health will be hooded and walk across the stage at the College of Allied Health Convocation.  All College of Allied Health students will walk across the stage and be individually recognized at the College of Allied Health Convocation.

  • Date:  Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm
    • Pre-Commencement concert begins at 6:15 p.m.
  • Place: The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks Street, Norman, OK  73019

Map

Please visit OU Graduation office for more information, call 405-325-0841, or email for more information.

All College of Allied Health students will walk across the stage and be individually recognized at Convocation.

Degrees are individually recognized for the “Class of 2017” graduates in the grand environment of the T. Howard McCasland Field House on the OU-Norman campus. All graduates will walk across the stage and be recognized individually.

  • Date:  Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Address:  McCasland Field House, 151 West Brooks, Norman, OK  73019
  • Parking: there are available parking lots directly to the north of McCasland Field House at 1005 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK 73019.
  • Map

Students – Report to the Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall (to the north of McCasland Field House) at 12:00 pm for check-in and line-up. 
**Students, please do not bring any additional guests with you to line-up because of the minimal amount of space we are using to accommodate all College of Allied Health students.  Additionally, do not bring personal items with you to line-up because there is not a place to keep personal items such as purses or jackets, and Wagner Hall will be locked and closed once our Convocation begins. We will not be able to open the building back up because we do not have access.

Guests – Convocation begins promptly at 1:00 pm.  The doors to the T. Howard McCasland Fieldhouse will open at 12:00 pm for guests to be seated and will close promptly at 12:55 pm to prepare the graduates for the processional.  There are four Convocations in the Fieldhouse on that day.  The doors will not open earlier under any circumstance in order for staff members to prepare the Fieldhouse for the next Convocation.  Please do not arrive earlier than this; otherwise, it will result in you standing outside in the elements (heat, rain, wind, etc) until the doors open at 12:00 pm.

 

Guests, for safety and security reasons please do not go into the graduate seating section or to the stage to take photographs.  This will also ensure that all guests will be able to see their graduate walk across the stage from their seat.  

Professional photographers with Party Pics will photograph each graduate as they come across the stage and as they receive their diploma.  They will also take a posed photograph of your graduate after the graduate exits the stage.  There will be a photography staging area set up so that each graduate will have a professional photograph taken.  

This service is provided at no charge to the graduate.  Party Pics offers many background choices with purchased photos as well.  You may purchase photographs from the following website; however, there is no obligation.

To View photos of your graduate receiving their diploma: Norman Party Pics

 

 

Graduation Candidates should note that they will be required to unzip their graduation gowns for a visual security check upon exiting Price Hall (where graduation line-up is being held).  Please remember to zip your gown back up after your security check prior to entering McCasland Field House.

Please bring your friends and family and plan to attend the Convocation Reception prior to Convocation.  This event is an opportunity for you to celebrate with your classmates, family, and friends, take pictures in front of the University Seal, etc.  This is a come and go reception.  Tickets are not given out and are not needed.

  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Time:  10:00 a.m.

  • Place:  Molly Shi Boren Ballroom
    Oklahoma Memorial Union
    900 Asp Avenue (3rd floor)
    Norman, OK

  • Parking and Maps

 

For individuals with a handicapped parking permit, there are handicapped parking spots in the parking lots to the north and east of McCasland Field House.

For those with special needs, all family members and guests in your group may sit together in a section on the ground floor of the McCasland Field House (same level as where the graduates are sitting). The first three rows on the ground floor of the field house behind the graduates section and the first row in each set of bleachers on the ground floor level will be reserved for people with special needs and their families.  These sections will be marked for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Academic and Student Services at (405) 271-6588 or send an email to alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu