Information for Graduates - The University of Tulsa

Information for Graduates

In order to graduate, students must have completed a degree application online through Self-Service.

To fill out the graduation application:

  • Login to selfservice.utulsa.edu and select Graduation Overview.
  • Select apply next to your degree program, then fill in the form.

The degree graduation lets you specify the name you want printed on your diploma.  We strongly encourage you to provide a legal name for the diploma, but for those who may want to use a preferred name instead, please see TU’s preferred diploma name policy on the TU Portal: Office of the Registrar – Preferred Name Declarations (utulsa.edu)

Please note the degree application is for degree conferral only and distribution of future diplomas.  Students will be required to register to participate in the May 2021 Commencement ceremonies separately. Survey links to reserve a place in the May 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be provided via email separately.  Additional information regarding Commencement is provided below.

 

  • 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.

  • Senior Salute

    Senior Salute

    Given the current restrictions of COVID-19, we will not be hosting an in-person Senior Salute in 2021.

    Students can find resources from the Business Office, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Graduate School online.

    Alumni Engagement, Students Affairs, Career Services and Center of Global Engagement are also available to you virtually!

    You may also order class rings and announcements online!

  • Regalia Return

    Caps and Gowns

    For students needing to return their regalia to Oak Hall, please include the online form from the website.  Ensure that your order number, name, and address is listed on the form.

    Oak Hall suggest sending your package using any method, but with tracking.

    Processing of Returns may be delayed at this time as they are heavily focused on getting regalia out to graduates.  Allow at minimum 30 days for Oak Hall to receive and process the return.

    Refunds will only be issued on items that are unopened and in their original packaging (minus shipping and handling).

    Return to:

    Oak Hall Cap & Gown

    3812 Blue Ridge Drive

    Roanoke, VA 24018

  • On the big day

    TU’s commencement ceremony plans are contingent on approval from the City of Tulsa. Given the physical distancing requirements associated with COVID-19, assigned seating and staggered arrival times will be required. Registrants will receive information about parking, arrival times and COVID-19 safety protocols after they have registered.

    All ceremonies will be held outdoors at H.A. Chapman Stadium on the TU campus. The current plan will allow each graduate to reserve nontransferable tickets for up to four guests. Details about that process will be sent soon.

    Graduates are required to register for the ceremony by April 28 and will need to order regalia online. Each student will be allowed up to 4 guests, with links for ticket reservations being distributed after registration closes on April 28.  Any questions regarding reservations and regalia can be sent to commencement@utulsa.edu.

    Commencement Ceremonies

    Saturday, May 15
    H.A. Chapman Stadium

    10:00 a.m.
    Graduate studies

    Spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021 graduates welcome. Summer 2021 master and doctoral graduates from the Graduate School interested in participating in the spring ceremony should send an email with that request to caitlin-getchell@utulsa.edu


    Please note:
    in keeping with TU’s social distancing policy, doctoral students will not be hooded during the commencement ceremony this year. All students should wear their hoods into the stadium at the beginning of the ceremony.

    Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2021 commencement ceremonies will look different than those of previous years in several ways. Please bring your mobile device fully charged! You will receive a QR code prior to the ceremony that will be required to have your name read as you walk the red carpet. Any contact – including handshakes and the traditional exchange of degree components of commencement – has been removed from the ceremony, but graduates will have their name read and photo taken as they walk. Graduates may remove their masks for photos.

    8:00 p.m.
    Undergraduate studies

    Spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021 graduates welcome.

    Graduates will enter the stadium through Gate 4, which is located at the northeast corner of the stadium. Ticketed guests must enter the stadium through their assigned gates, which can be found on each ticket. In order to limit crossover, graduates and their guests have been assigned an arrival time based on their college of study:

    • 7:00 p.m. – College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and Oxley College of Health Sciences
    • 7:30 p.m. – Kendall College of Arts & Sciences and Collins College of Business
    • 8:00 p.m. – Processional

    Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2021 commencement ceremonies will look different than those of previous years in several ways. Please bring your mobile device fully charged! You will receive a QR code prior to the ceremony that will be required to have your name read as you walk the red carpet. Any contact – including handshakes and the traditional exchange of degree components of commencement – has been removed from the ceremony, but graduates will have their name read and photo taken as they walk. Graduates may remove their masks for photos.

    Graduates and guests will exit the stadium according to section. Please remain seated until you are excused.


    College of Law Hooding Ceremony

    Friday, May 14
    H.A. Chapman Stadium
    5:00 p.m.

    Spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021 graduates welcome.

  • Student Association Grad Party

    Student Association is providing all 2020 and 2021 graduates a $10 voucher for the McNellie’s Group Restaurants valid on May 15th only! Register for your voucher here!

    SA Grad Party