Commencement Guide Class of 20​20


 

General Information

  • All student seating for commencement is assigned, see Student Administrative Deadlines below for deadlines/instructions on requests.
  • There is NO limit to the number of guests you may invite to commencement. Tickets are NOT issued for commencement
  • Guest seating is first-come, first-served.
  • The commencement location is accessible to those needing special accommodations; see Student Administrative Deadlines below for deadlines/instructions on requests.
  • Parking is NOT reserved for students or guests.
  • When making post-commencement plans, students should be done at with the ceremony no later than approximately Noon.

Student Administrative Deadlines

Before February 1st:

  • Provide Information for Regalia Order
    • A huge “Thank You” to the OU College of Medicine Office of Alumni and Development for their generosity in paying for the student regalia rental.
    • Click the link above to provide the information needed for your regalia order. 
      • Regalia pickup will be at the OU College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs/Student Services BSEB 200. 
      • Return rental regalia to check out area immediately after commencement ceremony.
  • Regarding Regalia:  Students must wear the regalia provided by the OU College of Medicine. Additional cords may be worn, but is limited to only those provided by either the OUHSC Office of Student Affairs or the OU College of Medicine.  Approved cords include:
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Cord (Green and Yellow twisted cord)
    • Gold Humanism Honor Society Cord (Dark Green)
    • HSC Crimson Club Cord (Crimson colored cord) – This cord recognizes members of HSC Crimson Club.
    • HSC Sooner Standard Cords (Green or Blue colored cord):
      • The green cord signifies a high level of volunteerism in the community.
      • The blue cord signifies the highest level of volunteerism in the community.
    • Multicultural Student Organization (MSO) Cord (Crimson and White twisted colored cord) – This cord recognizes members of recognized MSOs.
    • HSC SGA Cord (White colored cord) – This cord recognizes students who have participated in HSC SGA.
    • Veterans & Military Alliance (VMA) Cord (Red, White & Blue twisted colored cord) – This cord recognizes students who have participated in HSC VMA.
Before April 15th:
  • Email seating preferences lists to Jim Albertson
    • Please keep seating requests manageable (four to five of your classmates).
    • You may request to be seated near other student groups (mods sometimes like to sit among one another).
    • In your list, you may specify the seating order/arrangement.
    • Be sure that in the email request all individuals you wish to sit alongside are included in the outgoing email. This way, classmates are aware with whom they have been asked to sit (and it keeps students from being asked to sit among several different groups).
    • We will do our best to accommodate requests.
  • Email special accommodation requests to Jim Albertson.
    • Arrangements for special accommodations must be made in advance.
    • Seats for special accommodations may be reserved for up to four total guests, including the special accommodations guest.