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An in-person graduation ceremony, to honor the JD Class of 2022 will be held at the T. Howard McCasland Field House on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Have questions or need accommodations?  Contact Brajhelle Covington at (405) 325-2011 or

Commencement Speaker 2022: Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.

Cherokee Chief HoskinChuck Hoskin Jr. was elected to serve as the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, the country's largest tribal government with more than 400,000 tribal citizens, in 2019. He previously served as Secretary of State and as a member of the Council of the Cherokee Nation. During his time as Principal Chief, he has increased minimum wage at Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses and secured the largest language investment in the tribe's history to expand Cherokee language education and preservation. He also appointed the tribe's first delegate to the U.S. Congress. He has prioritized health and wellness initiatives, including record investments in behavioral health and addiction treatment. Chief Hoskin has also expanded tribal workforce training programs, protections for natural resources, and early childhood education offerings. He and First Lady January Hoskin have worked together to elevate the voices of women and children on the Cherokee Nation Reservation.‚Äč

OU Law Class of 2000

Graduation Open House

Dean Guzman will host a Graduation Open House for the Class of 2022. 

Please plan to join us on at the College of Law on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

For additional information or accommodations, please contact or (405)325-7479.


Graduation Ceremonies

An in-person graduation ceremony, to honor the JD Class of 2022 will be held at the T. Howard McCasland Field House on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.


Have questions or need accommodations?  Contact Brajhelle Covington at (405) 325-2011 or



Graduation Regalia

Order from Jostens online:  deadline to order is April 1, 2022 to receive regalia in time for graduation!

  • Choose:  University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus (the link above should take you directly there but double check)
  • Click on the Graduation Caps & Gowns box
  • Choose the "Student Law Ship to Home" option.
  • This should bring up the Doctorate regalia set for law, that includes a gown, tam, purple tassel, and hood for $130.  **Please do NOT buy a University Stole, as those are not worn at the JD ceremony.
  • Fill in your height and weight in order to get the right size, checkout and pay, and the regalia will ship straight to your house!

**Opened items CANNOT be returned, so please do not open the regalia package should you want to return it for any reason.**

If you prefer to purchase regalia in person, Josten’s will set up a pop-up shop under the stadium, beginning April 4, 2022.  The shop will be open from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Mon/Tues and Thurs/Fri, along with the last three Saturdays before graduation.

Josten's will also be at the main campus Graduation Gear-Up. You may order regalia, rings, or announcements there as well. Oklahoma Memorial Union, Molly Shi Boren Ballroom (3rd floor), 900 Asp Ave. on March 22-25, 2022 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

It is also okay to borrow regalia from a previous graduate, but you MUST have the entire set (gown, tassel, tam, and hood) for the ceremony!! 

Questions?  Email Becky at or text/call 405-306-3336.



Graduation Composites

Class of 2022 Graduation Composite Photos:

Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, February 7, through Wednesday, February 9.  Pictures will be taken at the Campus Composites/Norman Party Pics Office, 1123 Elm Ave. Norman, OK 73072. 

An appointment is required, so book one here.  A bonus resume shot will be included in the portrait session this year, so professional business attire is highly encouraged.  Appointments are scheduled for 10 minutes, but please arrive 5 minutes early.

The composite fee of $20 will be paid by the College of Law.  The fee covers your photo session and inclusion on the group composite board. 

**Make-up picture days will be Friday, February 25 and Wednesday, March 9.  You may schedule for the first time or reschedule a missed appointment.  Use the same link as above to schedule a time.  Pictures will be taken at the same location (1123 Elm Ave.)**

Questions?  Email Kelsey at or call/text 509-200-9200; Becky at or 405-325-4729; or Camille at or 405-606-1250.

Apply for Graduation

The deadline to apply for May 2022 graduation is Tuesday, February 15, 2022. 

  • You must apply online for graduation by logging into ONE. Under the “Academics” tab, find the “Apply to Graduate” link, select “spring 2022,” fill out your information and click “submit.” Please ignore the "Find your graduation planner" link as it is not relevant to your graduation requirements.  There is no need to complete the convocation ceremony information unless you are participating in the main campus ceremony.  The law ceremony is separate (more information on that to be released soon).  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Lucas.

Convocation Programs

Hooding Information

During commencement exercises, a faculty member places the doctoral hood over the head of the graduate, signifying their success in completing the graduate program. At OU Law, the faculty hooders are chosen by the graduating class.

Every year we have individual requests for hooding during the graduation ceremony. Based on logistics, timing and the location of the ceremony, our ability to grant these requests varies. To determine whether we have the ability to accommodate individual hooding, if you are interested in having someone other than the faculty hooders hood you, please send an email before Monday, May 2 to Associate Dean of Students Mary Sue Backus at with the following information: 

  • Who the requested hooder is
  • Year graduated from OU Law
  • Their familial relationship to you



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