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(Special accommodations, Tickets, Diplomas...)

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Important Dates

UCO Nursing Ceremony: TBD

CFAD Reception: Saturday, December 14th, following the ceremony from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. in the Melton Gallery

CEPS Reception for Undergraduate students (except Psychology undergraduates): TBD

CEPS Reception for Master's and Psychology undergraduate students: TBD

CLA Reception for Master's students: Friday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. in the new Liberal Arts Atrium

CLA Reception for Undergraduate students: Saturday, December 14th at Noon in the Liberal Arts South Wing Atrium

CMS Reception: Saturday, December 14th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Donald Betz STEM Research and Learning Center Library

STLR Ceremony: Friday, December 13th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Location to be determined at a later date

M.S. in Business Analytics Graduation Reception: TBD


Ticket FAQS

UCO is proud to announce the use of electronic commencement tickets for all commencement ceremonies.
All graduates cleared for graduation are eligible to receive tickets to the appropriate commencement ceremony. The amount of tickets is determined semester by semester, but students generally receive 4 tickets for spring and 6 tickets for fall. Students must use their UCO email address and student ID number without the asterisk(*) to log in. If you have not yet been cleared for graduation you will not be able to log in to download tickets.

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. Tickets must be printed as they cannot be scanned on mobile devices. 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 (checkout). 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 for redistribution. 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. *In cases of large ceremonies, overflow and/or those without tickets may be able to view the live streaming of Graduation in the College of Business in either the Troy Smith Lecture Hall (Room 113) or Room 121. The rooms will open one hour prior to each ceremony. This will be announced on the commencement website when available.

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. Please watch your UCO email account for more information.   

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