Commencement Guide Class of 201​8

9:00 AM
Doors open for students and guests. Students must report to staging area for processional preparation.

10:00 AM

Processional begins



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 March 1st:

  • Provide Information for Regalia Order
    • A huge “Thank You” to the 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 students' respective assigned campus.
      • Return rental regalia to check out area immediately after commencement ceremony.
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.

If overnight accommodations are needed, here are hotels in downtown Oklahoma City within reasonable driving distance of the OKC Civic Center. The College of Medicine provides the hotel listings as a courtesy. The College does not endorse any of the accommodations listed below or one accommodation over another nor is the list inclusive of all hotels in the downtown Oklahoma City area.