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Information for Graduates

In order to graduate, students must have completed a degree application card with their respective college.

Undergraduate Students

Application for a degree should be filed in their respective advising office when a student enrolls for the final semester of course work. All incompletes must be removed from the student’s record before graduation will be posted to your transcript or the diploma issued.

Graduate Students

Application for a degree should be filed in the Graduate School Office in Lorton Hall when a student enrolls for the final semester of course work. All incompletes must be removed from the student’s record.

Thesis and dissertations are due into the library on April 15 (for spring) and Dec. 1 (for fall).

Questions should be directed to the Graduate School at 918-631-2291.

Obligations and Deadlines

Students should check their student account for all financial obligations that may still remain prior to commencement and make arrangements with the Bursar’s Office and the library to clear them.

Candidates for graduation must have completed a degree application card with their respective college in order to participate in commencement. Undergraduate students complete the application in their advising office; graduate and law students do so in their dean’s office.

Senior Salute

Rather than having to visit individual offices, seniors can meet with representatives from the Business Office, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Graduate School in one location. Alumni Relations, Students Affairs, Career Services and International Student Services will also be present.

Students will be able to order class rings and announcements and pick up caps and gowns. There is no charge for caps and gowns; however, there are costs for rings, announcements and photos.

Regalia, Announcements, & Photography


If you wish to order personalized announcements, you may call Jostens directly at 1-800-854-7464 to place your order. Jostens requires a six-week turn-around on orders, so please allow time for processing.

Caps and Gowns

Jostens representatives will be on campus . For those graduates who were unable to pick up a cap and gown at Senior Salute, please contact the University Bookstore at 918-836-1770.

Class Rings

Jostens is proud to present the official ring collection for TU.

The ring features an intricate carving of the cupola on the top of the ring. Etched on the side of the ring is the McFarlin Library, on the opposite side of the ring, the University seal engraved with the words “wisdom, faith and service.”

Order a TU Class Ring Online

To order by phone, contact Jostens at 1-800-854-7464 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Please visit Laske Images to view and/or purchase your Senior Salute portrait and commencement photos.

Senior Salute portraits –

Commencement –

Graduation Gown Sizing Chart

Caps and gowns will be picked up at Senior Salute. There is no charge for caps and gowns.

Cap sizes are one size fits all

Height (ft’ in”) Weight (lbs) Weight (lbs) Weight (lbs)
4’ 10” – 5’ 0” Up to 159 = size 1A 160-219 = size 1B 220-280 = 1C
5’ 1” – 5’ 3” Up to 179 = size 2A 180-230 = size 2B 240-300 = 2C
5’ 4” – 5’ 6” Up to 199 = size 3A 200-264 = size 3B 265-330 = 3C
5’ 7” – 5’ 9” Up to 229 = size 4A 230-294 = size 4B 295-360 = 4C
5’ 10” – 6’.0” Up to 259 = size 5A 260-329 = size 5B 330-400 = 5C
6’ 1” – 6’ 3” Up to 284 = size 6A 285-354 = size 6B 355-425 = 6C
6’ 4” – 6’ 6” Up to 309 = size 7A 310-384 = size 7B 385-460 = 7C
6’ 7” – 6’ 9” Up to 329 = size 8A 330-404 = size 8B 405-480 = 8C
6’ 10” – 7’ 0” Up to 349 = size 9A 350-429 = size 9B 430-510 = 9C
On the big day


Saturday, December 15, at 9:15 a.m., Reynolds Center Practice Gym
Graduates are to report to to the practice gym and go to the registration table for their college to obtain their official name card. (Please, no children, family or friends allowed in line-up/processional.)

This card will contain your name and any applicable honors designations to be read by the announcer. The name card will carry your name as requested for your diploma.

The announcer will read only the information printed on this card. Alterations and additions will be omitted. If the information on your card is incorrect, report to the table staffed by representatives of the Registrar’s Office. Graduates will line up by college.

Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, December 15, at 9:45 a.m., Reynolds Center
The processional begins promptly at 9:45 a.m.; the ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes. Graduates may not leave the commencement area until the completion of the ceremony and recessional.

Graduates will receive a diploma cover only during commencement exercises. Diplomas will be mailed to each graduate at a later date.

College of Law Hooding Ceremony

Friday, December 14, 5:00 p.m., Lorton Performing Arts Center
Line-up begins at 4:15 p.m. Graduating law students, families and friends are invited to attend a reception at the College of Law immediately following the ceremony.