Commencement - The University of Tulsa


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148th Commencement

The University of Tulsa will host in-person commencement events for undergraduate and graduate students on May 6, 2023, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

Graduate students (master’s & doctoral) will walk at 10 a.m.

Undergraduate students will walk at 2 p.m.

The program for Saturday’s commencement exercises is available online.

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The Final Bell Party and Bell Ringing hosted by the TU Alumni Association begins at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, on Bayless Plaza. A Champagne toast is at 1 p.m. All graduands are invited to attend with their friends and families.


Some additional events associated with Commencement are listed below.

Engineering and Natural Sciences Honors & Awards CeremonyBy Invitation OnlyApril 21, 20236 p.m.Great Hall, Student UnionSharon
Countdown to CommencementOpen to AllApril 26, 202310 a.m.-4 p.m.Great Hall, Student
Exercise & Sports Sciences Recognition ReceptionBy Invitation OnlyApril 26, 20235 p.m.TBDEric
Nursing Senior ToastBy Invitation OnlyMay 4, 20235:30-7 p.m.Faculty Club, Student UnionBill
Collins College of Business Honors & Awards CeremonyBy Invitation OnlyMay 4, 20235:30-7:30 p.m.Lorton Performance CenterAlesia
Collins College of Business RefreshmentsOpen to AllMay 5, 2023All dayHelmerich Hall 215-FLisa
Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences BreakfastBy Invitation OnlyMay 5, 2023MorningGreat Hall, Student UnionStephanie
Communication Sciences & Disorders Dept. Undergraduate receptionBy Invitation OnlyMay 5, 20239:30-10:30 a.m.Mary K. Chapman Center LobbyJulie
Communication Sciences & Disorders Dept Graduate ReceptionBy Invitation OnlyMay 5, 202310:30-11:30 a.m.Mary K. Chapman Center LobbyKris
BaccalaureateOpen to All Commencement ParticipantsMay 5, 202311 a.m.Sharp ChapelMary
Final Bell ReceptionOpen to All Commencement ParticipantsMay 5, 202312:30-2 p.m.Kendall BellLeslie
Final Bell ToastOpen to All Commencement ParticipantsMay 5, 20231 p.m.Kendall BellLeslie
SLL Graduation CelebrationBy Invitation OnlyMay 5, 20233-4 p.m.SLL Lounge, Oliphant HallTBDTBD
Global Grads (Center for Global Engagement)By Invitation OnlyMay 5, 20233:30-4:30 p.m.Great Hall, Student UnionMegan
Athletics ReceptionBy Invitation OnlyMay 5, 20234-5:30 p.m.OneOk Club, Chapman StadiumSchnea
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation CeremonyBy Invitation OnlyMay 5, 20234:30 p.m.Sharp ChapelElizabeth
College of Law HoodingAll graduating JD studentsMay 5, 20235:00 PMReynolds CenterApril
Nursing Pinning CeremonyBy Invitation OnlyMay 5, 20237 p.m.1st Presbyterian Church, Downtown TulsaBill
TU Grad PartyAll Spring 2023 commencement graduatesMay 5, 20237 - 11 PMTulsan Athletic ClubTU Student Association
Graduate Commencement Check-InAll graduating master's and doctoral studentsMay 6, 20239 a.m.Reynolds Center, Practice
Graduate Commencement Processional StartsAll graduating master's and doctoral studentsMay 6, 20239:45 a.m.Reynolds
Graduate School Pinning CeremonyFor all graduating Master's & Doctoral StudentsMay 6, 2023Immediately following Graduate Commencement CeremonyReynolds Center, President's SuiteCaitlin
College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Lunch ReceptionFor all ENS commencement participants May 6, 202311:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Rayzor HallSharon
Department of English & Creative Writing ReceptionFor all graduating English majors and graduate studentsMay 6, 202311:45 a.m.-1 p.m.Zink Hall 354Laura
Undergraduate Commencement Check-inAll graduating bachelor's studentsMay 6, 20231 p.m.Reynolds Center, Practice
Undergraduate Commencement Processional StartsAll graduating bachelor's studentsMay 6, 20231:45 p.m.Reynolds


Watch prior commencement ceremonies

Undergraduate ceremony

Graduate ceremony

Law hooding ceremony