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UCO Commencement

Commencement CeremoniesOld North WalkCollege Receptions

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.

All graduation ceremonies occur in Hamilton Field House unless otherwise noted.

Commencement Live Stream

Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

9 a.m. UCO Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Heritage Room (326), Nigh University Center

10-11 a.m. STLR Ceremony, Nigh University Center Ballrooms

1 p.m. College of Education and Professional Studies (excludes Psychology majors)

4:30 p.m. Nursing Ceremony, Nigh University Center Ballrooms

5 p.m. Undergraduate Psychology majors, Jackson College of Graduate Studies

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

10 a.m. College of Business, College of Mathematics and Science

2 p.m. College of Fine Arts and Design (includes ACM@UCO), College of Liberal Arts


Old North Walk

The Old North Walk is a tradition at UCO. Students walk through Old North as the chimes play the UCO Alma Mater. Students will begin the walk on the north side of Plunkett Park and touch the Bronze Bell to signify memories that were and ones that will be.

Freshmen are walked into the gateway towards Old North and graduating students are taken out the gateway as they graduate and enter the community as productive, creative, ethical, and engaged citizens. The walk continues to the north side of Hamilton Field House.

The undergraduate procession begins by Old North along the North side of Plunkett Park one hour before the Commencement ceremony begins. Faculty Marshals will be on hand to assist graduates in lining up by college in a double line.

The Walk will be canceled if weather is not conducive for a dry, safe walk to Hamilton Field House. The decisions to cancel will be made one hour before each ceremony begins.

photo of uco graduates walking by Old North
photo of uco graduate holding uco degree

College Receptions

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

11 a.m.-noon College of Education and Professional Studies, Carl Albert Room (300), Nigh University Center

3 p.m. College of Liberal Arts Master's Students, Liberal Arts Atrium

3-4 p.m. College of Business, Will Rogers Room (411), Nigh University Center

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. College of Mathematics and Science, Donald Betz STEM Research and Learning Center Library

Noon - College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Students, Liberal Arts South Wing Atrium

3:30-4:30 p.m. College of Fine Arts and Design, Melton Gallery