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Fall 2022 Commencement
This semester's graduate commencement ceremony will be Friday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.
 
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  • Cap and Gown Information

    Typically caps/gowns start to be available two weeks before the ceremony.  Dates and times can be found on the university's commencement website at https://registrar.okstate.edu/commencement/caps_gowns.html and reserved directly through the University Store here: https://www.shopokstate.com/c-117-caps-gowns.aspx

     

    Stillwater -  University Store at the Student Union (For information call  405-744-5237 or toll free at 800-831-4678 or visit the University's web site at https://registrar.okstate.edu/commencement/ 

    Mail orders may be placed for Master's Regalia only:  Call-800-831-4678.

    Personalized announcements, diploma frames, and other graduation accessories can be found at https://universitystore.okstate.edu/graduation-information.html.

  • How to Wear Regalia

    Download this PDF to help you remember how to wear your regalia. 

     

    How to Wear Regalia

  • Graduating Students 

    All Graduates 

    • Please RSVP here  if you plan to walk in the Fall 2022 Ceremony

    • All graduates should arrive to Gate 1 South of Boone Pickens Stadium between 6:00pm-6:30pm. All graduates should be wearing their regalia (doctoral hoods should be carried across the left arm). 

    • Nothing other than a cellphone is allowed to be brought onto Gallagher-Iba floor. 

    • Please leave all purses, bags etc. in your vehicle. 

    • Graduates will pick up their pre-printed reader cards in the practice gym.

    • Graduates can scan the available QR codes to inform OSU of their post-graduation plans.

    • Graduates and Doctoral Hooding Advisors will then proceed into Gallagher-Iba Arena to await the ceremony start.

    • On each chair will be a bag containing a ceremony program, diploma cover, lithograph and OSU Alumni invitation.

    • After taking their graduation walk, all graduates will return to their original seats for the remainder of the ceremony.

    • All graduates will be dismissed together.

    Doctoral Students 

    • Doctoral Students will need to make arrangements to meet their Hooding Advisor prior to entry into Boone Pickens Stadium. They will need to stay together so that they are seated together in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

    Graduates needing assistance with mobility issues please contact  Lory Ferguson with Graduate College. 

  • Join the Alumni Association

    Our members are the definition of Loyal & True, and they're proud to support America's Brightest Orange! Membership in OSU the Alumni Association, which is open to all graduates, students, fans and friends, is the most recognizable way of expressing your loyalty and affinity to Oklahoma State.

    Join here.

  • Tickets

    No tickets are required. Graduates arrive between 6:00-6:30 prior to ceremony 7:00 start time through Boone Pickens Stadium Gate 1 South. Doors on the southeast side of Gallagher-Iba Arena will open for guests one hour prior to the ceremony start time.

  • Parking and Special Accommodations 

    Parking is available on the northwest, south and west sides of the stadium. On Friday and Saturday, accessible parking will be available in lot 5A which is directly south of Gallagher-Iba Arena. Please see the parking map for details. Wheelchair seating is available on the second level (Concourse Level) in the arena and is accessible by elevator. For questions regarding elevator access and seating locations, please see the security personnel at Gallagher-Iba.

     

    Sign language interpreting will be provided on the overhead video screens. Section 214 has reserved seating for sign language accessibility. If you have any questions, please VoIP or voice 405-744-7116.

     

    Assistive listening receivers are available for check-out above Section 210 along the walkway. These receivers require a driver's license to check-out and operate on an FM system with single earbud and neckloop devices available.

     

    To reserve a recreational vehicle (RV) parking spot, please see details at www.parking.okstate.edu

  • Local Stillwater Hotel Accommodations

    Please visit the Visit Stillwater website for a list of hotels in the area:  www.visitstillwater.org/Visitors/Lodging

  • Congratulations Graduates

    Congratulations, we are so proud of your accomplishments and what you will do in the future as an OSU graduate. You have demonstrated intellect and tenacity in earning your advanced degree. We have enjoyed seeing you develop as a scholar. The educational community is a better place because of the contributions you have made.

    Now it is time to share and celebrate your accomplishments! If you choose share your photos, your fondest memories of your time at OSU, or what’s next for you on social media, please tag us on facebookinstagram  twitter & LinkedIn. We'd love for you to connect with us on these platforms as well and stay in touch! 

  • Watch the Live Stream

    For friends and family not able to attend, a streaming video of the ceremony is available. More information found on the OSU Commencement website.

  • Graduate Student and Faculty Advisor Instructions

    Graduate Student and Faculty Advisor Instructions

    Graduate College Commencement

    Gallagher-Iba Arena

    Fall 2022

     

    Who Can Attend: Graduate students who are degree candidates in Spring 2022, Summer 2022 and Fall 2022. The Graduate Commencement Ceremony is distinct from the undergraduate ceremonies and is the only opportunity for advanced degree recipients to attend Commencement.

     

    Name Cards: Cards will be available for pick-up at Gallagher-Iba on the night of Commencement. 

     

    Assembly: Doctoral/Specialist, Master’s/Certificate candidates and all faculty attending should check in at the Gate 1 South Entrance of Boone Pickens Stadium on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 6:15 PM. Reader Cards will be picked up, and then graduates and hooding faculty will be directed into arena for the ceremony. Faculty marshals will be present to assist candidates to their seats.

     

    Leave bags, purses and other items at home. We do not have a secure place for you to store any items you bring with you, so please plan accordingly.

     

    Hoods: Master’s degree candidates should wear their hoods as they enter the arena. Doctoral candidates should carry their hoods on their left arm. Doctoral advisors will hood their doctoral candidates. Another designated university official will assist in the hooding of doctoral candidates whose advisor is not present.  Please note all faculty participating in the hooding ceremony must be members of the OSU Graduate Faculty.

    After the candidates have been presented on stage, they should exit the stage and follow the usher’s direction to their original seats.

     

    Photographs: To ensure that all candidates are appropriately recognized for their achievement, guests will not be allowed onto the arena floor to take photographs.

    Professional photographers will be present to take pictures.

    The Photographer will contact you by mail at the address on your name card.

     

    Special Needs: The Graduate College is committed to making activities as accessible as possible. The University provides a range of special services for persons with disabilities (e.g., accessible seating and sign language interpretation).

                                

    Handicap parking is available in Lot 5A, across from Gallagher-Iba: http://osu.okstate.edu/commencement/images/parking.jpg. Also, there is plenty of seating on the main concourse for those who have difficulties with stairs; elevators are located on the north and south sides of Gallagher-Iba Arena.

    If you anticipate a need for special services other than those listed above, please call (405)744-7099 prior to December 12, 2022.

     

    CAP AND GOWN INFORMATION:

    • LOCATION: University Store at the Student Union (For information call 405-744-5237 or toll free at 800-831-4678 or visit the Universities website at http://commencement.okstate.edu/.)

    Hours:           

    8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.          Monday and Thursday

    8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Friday, December 16

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.          Saturday, December 17

    CLOSED                                  Sunday

     

     

    • Master’s caps and gowns do not need to be reserved in advance. They are currently available in the University Store at the Student Union. 

    • Doctoral rentals start Monday, November 28.

    • Rentals must be returned (or postmarked) by Wednesday, December 21.

    • Mail orders may be placed for Master’s regalia only:  Call 800-831-4678.

    • Personalized announcements may be ordered on-line at shopokstate.com, click on “Graduation Info,” next click on “Announcements”. You can also order and pick up announcements in the University Store

    Gallagher-Iba Arena Security Policy

     

    Oklahoma State University places an emphasis on safety and security at all commencement events.

    Please arrive early to avoid any possible delay in entering venues for commencement activities. Please see the Gallagher-Iba Arena policies below as they pertain to commencement activities.

     

    All persons are subject to search. This includes but is not limited to graduates, guests, faculty and staff. Graduates and faculty for the Friday ceremonies will enter via a security checkpoint, and should refrain from bringing personal items (i.e., handbags, backpacks, etc.) with them on commencement day. Allowable bags must be smaller than 12"x12"x12" and are subject to search. Backpacks are prohibited inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.

     

    All guests will be subject to a security search upon entry into Gallagher-Iba Arena. Service animals for guests with disabilities are permitted. All other animals are prohibited. Inappropriate spirit banners, flags, or signs will be removed and confiscated by management. The use of poles to display these items is prohibited. Patrons will not be allowed to re-enter the facility once they have exited the arena.

     

    The following items are prohibited in Gallagher-Iba Arena: alcoholic beverages, car seats, baby strollers, artificial noisemakers, beach balls, explosives, weapons, food, beverage, ice chests, backpacks, video cameras, cameras with removable lens longer than 3 inches, flash photography, tripods, and monopods.

     

    OSU is designated as a tobacco free campus. Tobacco and smoking preparation (electronic cigarettes, vapor devices, etc.) use is prohibited on university property. No soliciting allowed in arena.

     

    For further questions about the Fall 2022 Commencement security checkpoint, please contact Trent Davis at (405) 744-4372.

     

    We appreciate your patience, cooperation and understanding.

     

    Commencement Day Parking and Accessibility

    Parking is available on the northwest, south and west sides of the stadium. On Friday and Saturday, accessible parking will be available in lot 5A which is directly south of Gallagher-Iba Arena. Please see the parking map for details. Wheelchair seating is available on the second level (Concourse Level) in the arena and is accessible by elevator. For questions regarding elevator access and seating locations, please see the security personnel at Gallagher-Iba.

     

    Sign language interpreting will be provided on the overhead video screens. Section 214 has reserved seating for sign language accessibility. If you have any questions, please VoIP or voice 405-744-7116.

     

    Assistive listening receivers are available for check-out above Section 210 along the walkway. These receivers require a driver's license to check-out and operate on an FM system with single earbud and neckloop devices available.

     

    To reserve a recreational vehicle (RV) parking spot, please see details at www.parking.okstate.edu

 

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