Commencement FAQ - The University of Tulsa

Commencement FAQ

Commencement FAQ

Student check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Reynolds Center Practice Gym. Please bring your cap and gown with you and leave your coats and purses at home, there is no place to store your personal belongings.

The processional will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m., so your family and friends will want to be in their seats prior to this time.

A special celebration is in order to welcome the newest members of the TU Alumni Association!

The Final Bell Party will take place in Bayless Plaza on Friday, May 5, 2023. Please contact the TU Office of Alumni Engagement at or 918-631-2555 with questions about Final Bell.

At Countdown to Commencement, you will be able to pick up cords and tassels of participating groups, have your picture taken with Goldie and enjoy more exciting things we are working on. Stay tuned!

Visit the Oak Hall ordering website to order your cap and gown and have it shipped directly to you.

Bachelor – $34 + tax and shipping
Master – $64 + tax and shipping
Doctoral – $125 + tax and shipping
Law – $125 + tax and shipping

No, all regalia must be purchased through Oak Hall.



No, not currently. 

There is not a limit as to the number of guests you may bring. 

Students and guests are welcome to park in any unattended lot on campus on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of ADA and VIP parking spaces are available in the Lorton Village Apartment Lot and the Reynolds Center Lot. Review a map of campus.

Sign language interpreting services for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available. Please contact with your request.

Due to a limited number of wheelchair ADA seats, graduates can request accommodation by contacting

ADA & VIP parking is available in the Lorton Village Apartments and the Reynolds Center Lot. Review a map of campus.

Yes, the links will be provided on the webcast page.

The clear bag policy will be in effect for graduation ceremonies. A detailed list of permitted items is available in the clear bag policy. Carried-in items may be searched by personnel prior to entering the venues. Prohibited items must be returned to the owner’s vehicle or discarded.

We keep a list of hotels located near the university, many of which offer TU visitors discounts on rooms. Please visit our area hotels page for a full list.

For a tutorial on how to arrange a master’s hood for commencement, click