The Spring 2018 Convocation is slated for Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City.

There is no limit on guests. Tickets are not required.

The Graduation Reception/Open House is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Boren Atrium/Sneed Lounge at the College of Law.

Apply for Graduation

The deadline to apply for May 2018 graduation is Thursday, February 15, 2018. 

  • You must apply online for graduation by logging into ONE. Under the “Academics” tab, find the “Apply to Graduate” link, select “spring 2018,” fill out your information and click “submit.” Please ignore the "Find your graduation planner" link as it is not relevant to your graduation requirements.

Graduation Ceremonies


  • The College of Law will host a reception/open house for you and your family at the Law Center (2nd floor atrium) on Friday, May 11, from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. 
  • This is a come-and-go reception where families can see the College of Law (since our official ceremony is in Oklahoma City) and meet your friends, faculty, and staff. 
    Please RSVP at:


  • Students who plan to participate in the main campus Commencement exercises at 7 p.m., May 11, should arrive at Brooks Mall, north of the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks Street no later than 6:30 p.m. 
  • This year’s Commencement speaker is President David L. Boren.


  • Graduation ceremonies for the College of Law are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 12. 
  • Convocation will be held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, located at 201 N. Walker, Oklahoma City, 73102. 
  • Because extensive construction is ongoing around the Civic Center, you may access their web page ( for daily updates on the best route to take and/or place to park. Paid garage parking is available in the Arts District Garage, 431 W. Main St., and the Sheridan/Walker Garage, 501 W. Sheridan Ave.  

Graduation Composites

Appointments will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, February 12, through Wednesday, February 14. For scheduling instructions and additional information, click here. 

Graduation Cords

Here are a list of cords for the 2018 ceremony.  Unless otherwise specified, they may be purchased at the University Bookstore (located under the stadium) for $10 + tax.

AILR:  purple & white
Art & Cultural Heritage:  mint
BLSA:  black & gold
BOA:  forest green
HALSA:  green & red
NALSA:  bronze
OAWL:  purple
OLR:  black & white
ONE J:  navy & white

Pro Bono:  (ask Rebecca Hamrin if you have questions about which one you qualify for)
50+ hours:  crimson
100+ hours:  crimson & cream

Certificate cords (purchase directly from Becky Lucas):
Energy:  gold
Natural Resources:  ming blue
Business:  navy & silver
Litigation:  black (Becky will pick up soon)
Indian: lilac (Becky will pick up soon)

Clinic:  purple (Leslee Roybal has these)

Graduation Regalia

Representatives from the University Bookstore and Jostens will be in the Kerr Student Lounge from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30 to sell graduation announcements and regalia.  The cost of the gown, hood, tam, and tassel is $161.00 plus tax.  If you are unable to purchase your regalia during this time, the items will be available in April at the University Bookstore (located on the west side of the football stadium). You must tell them that you will need the J.D. regalia.

  • It is okay to borrow regalia, but you must have the entire set (gown, tassel, tam, and hood) for the ceremony!  Please let Becky know if you are borrowing regalia.  Hoods can be purchased separately from the Bookstore for $50.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Becky Lucas.

Thank you for your interest in applying to OU Law

Please select your program of interest to learn more about the application process.

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