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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Wed. Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving. Central will transition from in-person instruction to virtual instruction after Thanksgiving Break until the end of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. All members of the campus community are encouraged to continue COVID-19 protocols when away from campus. For more information, view the university's coronavirus webpage

UCO Commencement

Commencement Ceremonies

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person December 2020 commencement ceremonies have been transitioned to a single virtual commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Details on accessing the ceremony are forthcoming and will be announced directly to graduates via email.

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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 Regalia 

Graduation regalia (cap, tassel, gown, cords, etc.) is not required but is encouraged. Graduates interested in purchasing items can do so in person through the UCO Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in the UCO Nigh University Center, or online via the Herff Jones website.

Starting Tuesday, Nov. 17, a gift bag will be available to all students that have been cleared to graduate. Graduates can pick these up until Dec. 18 in 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 at Herff Jones.

Personalizing Your Virtual Ceremony 

Details about personalizing your individual recognition slide for the virtual ceremony will arrive in your email from our partners at Marching Orders. Updates will be posted on this website and on social media as well as sent by email from the university.