Graduation Information


Commencement will be held in the Mabee Center at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Rehearsal for commencement will be held in the Mabee Center at 12:00 pm on Friday, May 1, 2015. 

To be eligible to participate in commencement, your student account must be paid in full by April 3, 2015. Charges incurred after this deadline will be billed to you at a later date. Account balances will delay the mailing of your diploma as well as prohibit you from receiving transcripts.  Your balance with the library or telephone business center must be paid in full no later than April 3, 2015.

All students are required to Apply to Graduate on VISION.  By submitting your application you are notifying the Registrar's Office as well as your academic department of your intent to graduate.  Students completing their course work in the fall must submit their Application no later than December 1.  Students must Apply to Graduate on VISION no later than April 3, 2015, if they want to be included in the Commencement Bulletin (program).  This includes those students who will be completing their course work in the summer of 2015.

For additional information on graduation, contact the Registrar's Office at 918.495.7967. Commencement ceremony information can be obtained by contacting Dr. William Jernigan at 918.495.6723.

Be sure to attend your Department Hooding Ceremony.  Please contact your academic department for additional information.

Click here for Regalia and Graduation Announcement information.

Graduation related activities and information as well as important dates and deadlines can be found here.

Please check this site often as additional information on Commencement and Commencement Rehearsal will be posted as it becomes available.


Legacy Parent Breakfast

A breakfast will be held on the morning of Saturday, May 2, 2015, for all Legacy Parents. Legacy Parents are ORU alumni whose sons and daughters are members of the Class of 2015. Click here to RSVP. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 22.

Student Loans

Federal regulations require all student loan borrowers (Stafford, Direct and Perkins) to complete an exit interview before graduating. Please check VISION for your loan types and amounts borrowed. Complete your Stafford/Direct Loan exit interviews online at  For Perkins Loans you must pick up an exit packet at the Student Loan Department. Incomplete exit interviews will create a hold on your academic records. if you have any questions you may contact the Student Loan Department at 918.495.6385.

December Graduates

You will be kept up to date on Commencement and Rehearsal as well as additional pertinent information concerning graduation as it becomes available.  Please be sure to update your address and phone information at the end of the fall semester.  Also, be sure to continue to check your ORU email account as that is where information will be directed.