Spring 2019 Commencement Information



The 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cox Business Services Convention Center. Parking will be available around the center and in the Myriad parking garage.

Eligibility to Participate

Summer 2018 graduates, Fall 2018 graduates, and Spring 2019 graduation candidates completing their degree requirements by May 18, 2019 are eligible to participate in Commencement. 

Summer 2019 graduation candidates may be eligible to participate in the 2019 ceremony if they are within 6 hours of meeting degree requirements and plan to finish those requirements in Summer 2019. Summer candidates who are interested in participating should have their application on file by the Spring deadline to be considered for eligibility.

Graduates should indicate their interest to participate in Commencement upon completing their application for graduation. If you did not indicate your interest to participate in Commencement on your graduation application, contact the Graduation office at (405) 682-1611, extension 7470, to receive approval to attend.

Eligible students who wish to have their name included in the commencement program MUST submit their graduation application no later than Friday, March 22, 2019.

Cap and Gown Required - Get it Early!

Participation in the ceremony requires that you wear a cap and gown. Cap and gowns will be available to purchase in the Bookstore. You are encouraged to purchase your cap and gown by May 3, 2019 so that we will have an accurate number of participants; however, cap and gowns will be available until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Purchasing a cap and gown requires approval from the Graduation Office. If the Bookstore does not have your name on the approval list for commencement eligibility, please go to the Graduation office located across the hall from Academic Advising.

The Day of the Ceremony 

Graduates are asked to report to the Cox Convention Center between 6-6:30 p.m.  Look for OCCC Commencement signs to guide your way. 

The arena seating for friends and family will be open at 6:30 p.m.; please let your guests know that prior to this time, there is no designated waiting area with seating available. Guests are unable to accompany you to the robing/waiting area designated for graduates.

Convention Center parking and surrounding area parking is available to you and your guests at a cost of approximately $10.00.

Candid Color Photography will be the official photographer for the 2019 Commencement ceremony.  To view and order the photos, please go online at www.okcpartypics.com.  There is no obligation to purchase a photograph.

The 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be available via a live stream on the OCCC website May 10th at 7:30 p.m.  If your family and friends are unable to make it, please encourage them to celebrate with you this way! 

If you have questions about the Commencement Ceremony, contact the Graduation Office at (405) 682-1611, ext. 7470. We encourage you to check our website again in April for additional details and instructions. 


Should you need any accommodation due to a disability, such as needs related to a service animal,

or wheelchair access, please notify the Graduation Office no later than April 26, 2019.