To celebrate the great accomplishments of our graduates, Science & Arts is inviting all graduating seniors to the 2023 ceremony held on April 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Oval.
Important Dates and Information
Rehearsal will be Friday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. Please meet in the Te Ata Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. Rehearsal is required for all Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 graduates participating in the Commencement Ceremony.
When and Where:
Commencement will be Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. in Science & Arts' outdoor oval. Please plan to be here Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 am to have your pictures taken.. Pictures will be taken in the Alumni & Community Relations Office, Troutt Hall Room. 126. Please report to the Te Ata Auditorium by 10:30 a.m. to get lined up.
Tickets will not be required for guests to attend. Seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis and there will be plenty of standing room for those who do not have a seat. Guests may begin arriving at 10:00 a.m.
A livestream of the ceremony will be available on our website at usao.edu/commencement. The livestream can be viewed live but it will also be recorded and can be viewed later on our commencement page.
We will move the ceremony to Te Ata Memorial Auditorium should the decision be made to move the ceremony indoors due to inclement weather. In this case, there will be a limited number of guests allowed to attend per graduate. Guests who are not able to attend can view the ceremony live on our website at usao.edu/commencement.
We are working on a video to show before commencement while people are being seated. Please send 5-10 photos of your time at the University of Science & Arts to include. We will make sure you get a copy of the final video as well. Submit your photos by March 31, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Exit Exam:
Before your diploma is released, you must complete a Senior Exit Exam. This is specific to your major. Some exits are completed with your department and others are exams administered in the Assessment Office. Contact the Assessment Office in Troutt Hall 318A, by phone at 405-574-1281 or email email@example.com for more information.
All debts to the university must be cleared, financial aid paperwork completed, and all library materials be returned in order for your diploma and final transcript to be released.
Official transcripts for courses taken off campus must be received by May 12, 2023 in order for you to meet graduation requirements for Spring 2023 or August 25, 2023 in order for you to meet graduation requirements for Summer 2023.
If you have an incomplete grade, the grade change form from the instructor must be submitted to my office by May 12, 2023 in order for you to meet graduation requirements for Spring 2023 or August 25, 2023 in order for you to meet graduation requirements for Summer 2023.
Diplomas and Final Transcript:
Spring 2023 graduates will be notified in early May and Summer 2023 graduates will be notified in late August when final transcripts and diplomas are ready to be picked up. Diplomas not picked up within the specified time frame will be mailed to the address indicated on your graduation application. Science & Arts is not liable for diplomas once they are mailed.
Please notify the Registrar’s Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your address has changed.
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