If I do not apply for graduation will I still graduate?
No. A graduation application must be submitted for each major for you to graduate and receive your diploma, even if you do not attend the Commencement ceremony.
If I participate in the Commencement ceremony, does that mean I graduated?
No, participating in Commencement does not guarantee that you have graduated. Graduation status can only be determined after final grades post and we verify that you have met all requirements to be issued a diploma.
When is the deadline to apply for graduation?
- FALL – March 15th through November 15th
- SPRING – October 15th through June 15th
- SUMMER – January 15th through July 15th
I am graduating with a certificate in addition to my degree. How do I apply for graduation?
Students who are graduating with an additional degree or certificate will need to submit a paper application for the secondary degree or certificate. The application can be submitted in person or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can I talk to about graduation?
Our Graduation Coordinator would be happy to answer your questions regarding graduation.
Will you accept late applications for graduation?
Submitting your application before the deadline helps ensure a timely approval for graduation. If you must explore an alternative, please contact the Graduation Office:
How do I apply for graduation?
The easiest way to apply for graduation is through the student portal at my.okstate.edu. Log into the portal with your OKey, click “Student,” and then click “Records.” From there, click “Apply to graduate” and follow the prompts.
How do I find out the status of my graduation application?
You will be updated via your okstate e-mail address regarding your graduation status.
When will I get my diploma?
Diplomas are mailed once degrees are awarded. Please allow up to 8 weeks after the end of the term to receive your diploma.
Who do I talk to about my degree requirements?
Your Academic Advisor can discuss your requirements. All advisors can meet with students in person, by phone, virtually or on a walk-in basis.
My diploma has been lost, damaged, etc. How do I get another one?
I need verification that 1) all my requirements are complete or 2) I am currently approved to graduate.
- Letter of Completion Request if your degree has been awarded
- Candidate Letter Request if you have been approved for graduation based on the successful completion of your final semester.
Either letter will provide: student name, degree, major and degree conferral date.
When and where is the commencement ceremony?
Our ceremony is held each May in the Jim Norrick Arena.
What time do I need to arrive?
Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start. This will give you enough time to check in, and for your family and friends to find seating.
Go to osuokc.edu/graduation/commencement to find out more information about commencement exercises at OSU-OKC.
Who do I talk to about an accommodation at the ceremony?
Can family/friends attend?
Family and friends are more than welcome to attend. No balloons or air horns are permitted in the arena.
Where do I get my cap and gown?
Graduation regalia is available for purchase at the OSU-OKC bookstore on the second floor of the student Center. If you are not able to come to the bookstore in person, you can make your purchase by phone. Call (405) 945-3201 to set up your order.
Where do I get my picture taken?
Candid Color Photography attends the ceremony to take your picture before, and as you cross the stage. Photographers also attend our Graduation & Transfer Fair giving students more options to purchase portraits.
How can I ensure my name will be included in the Commencement program?