OU To Host In-Person Graduation Ceremonies In May


Thursday, February 4th 2021, 4:57 pm
By: Ryan Welton


NORMAN, Okla. -

The University of Oklahoma announced Thursday that it will be holding graduation ceremonies this May in person.

In all, there will be six ceremonies to celebrate 2021 graduates, and the university announced that 2020 graduates can participate, too.

"In the face of the countless challenges of the last year, our students have displayed remarkable fortitude and compassion, perfectly emblematic of the OU spirit," said OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. "Their resilience in the midst of a global pandemic is nothing short of extraordinary, and we are thrilled that we can offer our Classes of 2020 and 2021 a memorable graduation experience on campus that they most assuredly deserve."

The ceremonies will be held in The Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium from May 14-17.

Here is the full schedule:

Friday, May 14, 2021 – 7 p.m.

Norman Campus Doctoral Candidates


Saturday, May 15, 2021 – 8 a.m.

Michael F. Price College of Business

College of Professional and Continuing Studies

College of Arts and Sciences (Master’s Students)


Saturday, May 15, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate Students)


Sunday, May 16, 2021 – 8 a.m.

Gallogly College of Engineering

Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences


Sunday, May 16, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education

David L. Boren College of International Studies


Monday, May 17, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.

College of Law (J.D. and M.L.S. Students)


University officials said face masks would be required, but the university would provide masks to anybody who didn't bring their own.

Also, all graduates and their guests must register in advance to attend.

For the latest information on OU’s May graduation ceremonies, visit ou.edu/commencement or email commencement@ou.edu.