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Spring 2022 Commencement

This semester's graduate commencement ceremony will be Friday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.


  • 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 and reserved directly through the University Store here:


    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 

    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

  • How to Wear Regalia

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


    How to Wear Regalia

  • Graduating Students 

    All Graduates 

    • 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

  • Local Stillwater Hotel Accommodations

    Please visit the Visit Stillwater website for a list of hotels in the area:

  • 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.


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