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Spring 2023 Commencement Schedule 

UCO will host spring commencement ceremonies May 12-13 in Hamilton Field House on the UCO campus. Students that have applied for graduation and have been cleared through the Office of Degree Certification will have access to four guest tickets.  

Spring commencement ceremonies times and dates are as follows:  

  • 3 p.m. Friday, May 12: College of Education and Professional Studies;
  • 7 p.m. Friday, May 12: Jackson College of Graduate Studies;
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13: College of Business and College of Fine Arts and Design;
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13: College of Mathematics and Science; and,
  • 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13: College of Liberal Arts.

For more information visit UCO Degree Certification or email UCO Commencement.  

Commencement Ceremonies will also be streamed live online and on UCO's Facebook

Commencement Live Stream  

Commencement Program

Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Graduation is an important milestone in the lives of students and their families. More than 300 UCO staff and faculty volunteer their time to make every commencement ceremony special for each graduate. Our goal is to make the experience as stress-free and safe for all of our graduating students and those in attendance.

Graduation Central

Graduation Central is a one-stop-shop for students anticipating graduation to purchase their regalia and visit with university partners about graduation. Spring 2023 Graduation Central will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m., March 21 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 22 at the Nigh University Center in the UCO Barnes & Noble Bookstore. 

Graduation Foto also will be there offering a free portrait sitting session (graduation attire provided). Students can then preview and order their portraits online. Students unable to attend Graduation Central can purchase all regalia from the bookstore any time after Graduation Central until May 12, or online via the Herff Jones website.

Graduation Regalia 

Graduates can purchase graduation regalia (cap, tassel, gown, cords, etc.) through the UCO Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in the UCO Nigh University Center, or online on the Herff Jones website. STLR transformation graduation cords also may be picked up from the UCO Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

For more information regarding regalia, call the UCO Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 405-974-2736 or email


Information regarding announcements and other graduation items such as class rings can be obtained through the Nigh University Center's Barnes & Noble bookstore, 405-974-2736. Announcements and other graduation products may also be ordered online on the Herff Jones website.

Personalizing Your Graduation Ceremony  

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