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Symposium 2017
Wednesday, March 29

Celebrating Student Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

symposium coverThe University of Central Oklahoma's College of Liberal Arts will host its annual symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, offering students the opportunity to present their exemplary writing and research and to participate in other academic and creative activities. Classes in the College of Liberal Arts are redirected during the event to allow students to participate and to give classmates the chance to experience the scholarly and creative work of their fellow students.

Distinguished Guest Speakers: Tulsa World editorial cartoonist Bruce Plante and John Granger, the 'Dean of Harry Potter Scholars.'

Find out more about Symposium, see the schedule of events and learn more about the distinguished guest speakers.

Spring Commencement, May 5-6

Following is the schedule of spring 2017 commencement ceremonies at Hamilton Field House:

  • 3 p.m. Friday, May 5, College of Education and Professional Studies (except Psychology majors);
  • 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, Jackson College of Graduate Studies and Psychology majors;
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, College of Business and the College of Fine Arts and Design; and,
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, College of Liberal Arts and College of Mathematics and Science.

For more information, contact Ryan Brendle at or 405-974-2392, or Lori Beasley, Ph.D., at or 405-974-2535.

The Changing Face Of
The College of Liberal Arts

CLA construction envisionedConstruction of a $17 million, 55,000-square foot addition to the College of Liberal Arts is expected to begin near the end of the Fall 2017 semester. The addition will include classrooms, office space, gathering space for students and an all-new 200-seat theater.

The project is expected to take a year and a half to complete.

Find out more at Ucentralmedia.