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Information for graduates

We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family at commencement!

Below are some important updates for events surrounding the 2024 commencement celebrations.

If you have any questions, please contact

  • Events Leading up to Commencement
  • Check-In Instructions

    Both commencement ceremonies will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center located at 3208 E. Eighth St., Tulsa, OK 74104.

    Graduates are asked to proceed to the Practice Gym on the lower level for check-in during their designated commencement time.

    Please only bring your cap and gown with you and leave your coats, purses, and other belongings at home or with family members. There is no place to store your personal belongings during the various ceremonies, and graduates are not permitted to reenter the Practice Gym after the ceremonies.

    Graduate Commencement (Master’s & Doctoral Students)

    Student check-in for the Graduate Commencement ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the Reynolds Center Practice Gym.

    The processional will begin promptly at 2:45 p.m., so your family and friends will want to be in their seats prior to this time.

    Law Hooding Ceremony

    Student check-in for the Law Hooding ceremony begins at 4 p.m. in the Reynolds Center Practice Gym.

    Undergraduate Commencement

    Student check-in for the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in the Reynolds Center Practice Gym.

    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.

  • ADA Accommodations & Access

    It is strongly recommended that patrons utilizing wheelchairs be dropped off with a person to assist them at the loading zone in front of the Reynolds Center on Eighth Street. The loading zone is on the south side of the street, so vehicles need to travel from west to east on Eighth Street to be able to utilize the loading zone appropriately. There is a sidewalk from the loading zone to the Chapman Plaza in front of the west doors into the Reynolds Center. It is strongly recommended that patrons dropped off in the Eighth Street loading zone utilize the sidewalk to Chapman Plaza for the best experience.

    A limited number of ADA parking spaces are available in the Mabee East Lot, Lorton Village Apartment Lot, and the Reynolds Center Lot. These are all first come, first served. An accessible parking mini lot is available in the southern portion of the Reynolds Commuter Lot. Please show a state issued parking placard to gain access to the mini lot. To enter the Reynolds Center from this lot, travel west, following the sidewalk and signage around the southern side of the Reynolds Center to Chapman Plaza. The main entrance to the Reynolds Center will be on the right. Ushers will be available at the concourse entrance to assist guests.

    If needed, an elevator is available near the Intercollegiate entrance on the lower level of the Reynolds Center. Please note that guests who need to use it will only be permitted to travel with one additional guest to assist them. All other party members will need to use alternate access points into the Reynolds Center, such as the exterior grand staircase to Chapman Plaza on the building’s exterior.

    Due to the limited number of wheelchair ADA seats, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage those needing ADA seating to arrive as early as possible. Wheelchair ADA seats are found on the concourse level, between the lower and upper bowl seating. There is no ADA seating on the arena floor. An usher will be present to help guests find open seats.

    Review a map of campus.

  • Live Webcast

    The University of Tulsa will have a live webcast of the commencement ceremony. Your friends and family who are unable to attend the event in person may view it by going to The University of Tulsa’s website:

  • Sign Language Interpreters

    Sign language interpreters will be on the left side of the stage, “house right.”  There will be reserved seating available. There is also reserved ADA seating on the concourse level of the arena. An elevator is available on the lower level of the Reynolds Center, guests who need its use should enter through the doors labeled graduates and faculty on the west side of the building. An usher will be present to help guests find open seats.

  • Missing Regalia?

    If you are planning to attend the May 11 commencement events and missed the order deadline on April 17, you can visit the University Bookstore on the second floor of the Allen Chapman Student Union. There are a limited number of extra regalia items available for purchase. If they do not have regalia available that meets your needs, please contact and we will direct you to alternative options available on Amazon.

  • How do I order regalia?

    Visit the Oak Hall ordering website to order your cap and gown and have it shipped directly to you. Online ordering for May 2024 will close April 17.

  • How much does regalia cost?

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

  • Can we rent regalia instead of purchasing it?

    No, all regalia must be purchased through Oak Hall. The deadline to order is April 17, 2024.

  • How do I wear my regalia hood?
    2021 Commencement Regalia Tutorial
  • Is registration required for student participants?


    If you have not registered please register here.