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Commencement

2024 commencement

To celebrate the great accomplishments of our graduates, USAO is inviting all graduating seniors to the 2024 ceremony held on April 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the Oval.

As you prepare to cross the stage and receive your diploma, we want to offer you the opportunity to capture this milestone with timeless cap and gown photos, compliments of the USAO Alumni Relations and University Development Office. Please join us at the Alumni Office in Troutt Hall, Room 126, on Friday, April 26, 2024, between 1:30 PM and 3:15 PM. Whether you're adorned in your cap, gown, stoles or any other regalia, we're here to help you commemorate this special moment.
 
The USAO Marketing & Communications office will publish official photos from the commencement ceremony here, so stay tuned!

Important Dates and Information

Senior Exit Exam

Before your diploma is released, you must complete a Senior Exit Exam. This is specific to your major. Some exits are completed with your department and others are exams administered in the Assessment Office. Contact the Assessment Office in Troutt Hall 318A, by phone at 405-574-1281 or email wberumen@usao.edu for more information.

Holds

All debts to the university must be cleared, financial aid paperwork completed, and all library materials be returned in order for your diploma and final transcript to be released.

Transfer Credit

Official transcripts for courses taken off campus must be received by May 10, 2024 in order for you to meet graduation requirements for Spring 2024 or August 16, 2024 in order for you to meet graduation requirements for Summer 2024.

Incomplete Grades

If you have an incomplete grade, the grade change form from the instructor must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by May 10, 2024 in order for you to meet graduation requirements for Spring 2024 or August 16, 2024 in order for you to meet graduation requirements for Summer 2024.

Diplomas and Final Transcript

Spring 2024 graduates will be notified in early May and Summer 2024 graduates will be notified in late August when final transcripts and diplomas are ready to be picked up. Diplomas not picked up within the specified time frame will be mailed to the address indicated on your graduation application. USAO is not liable for diplomas once they are mailed.

Please notify the Registrar’s Office if your address has changed.

 

Livestream

2023 USAO Commencement from University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma on Vimeo.

Photo Essay

2023 Graduates Photo Essay from University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma on Vimeo.

Outstanding Graduates 

School of Visual & Performing Arts 

Lacey Dutton

School of Science & Physical Education

Alexandra Delaney Medcalf

School of Social Sciences & Business

Robert Spurlin and Rachel Dennis

School of Education & Speech-Language Pathology

Macoy Ramsey

School of Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies

Robert Spurlin and Rhiannon Quillin

Distinguished Graduates

Fall: Lacey Dutton

Spring: Alexandra Delaney Medcalf

Watch the presentation!

Mentored Research Scholars

Learn more about the Mentored Research program and our graduates who completed it in 2022 and 2023: https://usao.edu/academics/visual-performing-arts/mentored-research-program.html