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Important Dates

UCO Nursing Ceremony: will be held Saturday, December 16th, at 4:30 in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms

CFAD Reception: will be held Saturday, December 16th following the Graduation Ceremony—3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Melton Gallery

CEPS Reception for Undergraduate students (except Psychology undergraduates): will be held Friday, December 15th, from 11:00 AM to Noon in the Nigh University Center, Fourth Floor, Room 421 (Will Rogers Room)

CEPS Reception for Master's and Psychology undergraduate students: will be held Friday, December 15th, from 3:00-4:00 PM in the Nigh University Center, Fourth Floor, Room 421 (Will Rogers Room)

CLA Reception for Master's students: will be held in LAR 211 on the second floor on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm prior to the 5:00 pm ceremony; 

CLA Reception for Undergraduate students: will be held in the LAR Building First Floor Foyer on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm prior to the 2:00 pm ceremony.  

CMS Reception: will be held immediately after graduation Saturday, December 16th, from 11:30-1:00 p.m. in the Howell Hall Atrium

STLR Cording Ceremony is: will be held Friday, December 15th, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Constitution Hall, reception following


UCO is proud to announce the use of electronic commencement tickets for all commencement ceremonies.
All graduates cleared for graduation are eligible to receive 6 tickets to the appropriate commencement ceremony. Students must use their UCO email address to register a new user account the first time. If you have not yet been cleared for graduation you will not be eligible to register an account.

Due to the large number of graduates and limited seating in Hamilton Field House, we require tickets for all guests at commencement. Ushers will scan tickets at the Hamilton Field House outer doors. Seating may not be reserved, and even with a ticket, seating is not guaranteed. Early arrival of your guests is suggested. Please inform them accordingly.

Transferring tickets to friends:

If you are wanting to give a ticket to a friend that is attending the same ceremony, you must complete the ticket download. You will then have the option to “Send To Friend” via email. Opting to donate unneeded tickets will return tickets back to Graduation Services. 

If you do not need all of your tickets:

When you log in to your ticket account, you will see an option to donate unneeded tickets back to Graduation Services. These tickets will be redistributed to students in need of extras.  The redistribution or exchange of tickets for monetary purposes is prohibited.

Guests without tickets:

Guests without tickets may only enter Hamilton Field House after the National Anthem. Any remaining seating will be released then. Overflow and guests without tickets may view the ceremony broadcast in the foyer on the south side of Hamilton Field House.

Extra tickets:

Extra tickets may be available to download if the downloaded ticket count is low, and under the maximum seating capacity in Hamilton Fieldhouse. This will be announced at a later date. There are no signs up for extra tickets.  

Extra tickets are not guaranteed.

Click here to get your tickets

If you have any questions, please call 405-974-2727 or email Graduation Services at

Other Viewing Options:

The University of Central Oklahoma is proud to present their Commencement Ceremonies LIVE over the Internet. Live streams will begin approximately 20 minutes before scheduled start times. There will be a link on the home page at