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Commencement Ceremonies and Events

Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony Schedule and Event Information


Friday, May 7

1:00 pm

College of Veterinary Medicine (Boone Pickens Stadium)

7:00 pm

Graduate College (Boone Pickens Stadium)

Saturday, May 8 (Undergraduate Ceremonies)

9:00 am

Ferguson College of Agriculture (Boone Pickens Stadium)

9:00 am

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (Boone Pickens Stadium)

12:30 pm

Spears School of Business (Boone Pickens Stadium)

4:00 pm

College of Arts and Sciences (Boone Pickens Stadium)

7:30 pm

College of Education and Human Sciences (Boone Pickens Stadium)

Monday, May 10

6:30 pm

OSU-Tulsa (ONEOK Field)

Saturday, May 15

10:00 am

OSU Center for Health Sciences (Broken Arrow High School Tiger Memorial Stadium)

2:00 pm

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (Broken Arrow High School Tiger Memorial Stadium)

Stadium Entry and Exit

  • Registration is required for graduates to attend commencement, and tickets are required to enter the stadium. Graduates must arrive at the stadium at least 30 minutes prior to their ceremony start wearing appropriate academic regalia and a mask.
  • Graduates can use their tickets to enter the stadium at any open gate. The gates with the most direct access for graduates are Gates 1 South or 12 North. These gates are located on the far East end of the stadium (closest to Gallagher-Iba Arena) where students will be directed to their seats on the field.
  • Graduates and guests will go through a security checkpoint upon entering the stadium and be subject to the stadium’s clear bag and other standard security policies.
  • After entering the far East end of the stadium on the ground level, graduates will be directed to their seat on the field and remain socially distanced throughout the ceremony.
  • Tickets are required for guest entry, and doors will open approximately one hour before the ceremony begins. See more about guest tickets below.
  • Ticketed guests should allow plenty of time to find your assigned seat and maintain your distance from others as you move about the stadium.
  • Upon conclusion of the formal recessional, graduates will immediately recess out of the stadium. All guests must exit the stadium within 30 minutes of the end of the ceremony, and cannot remain for another ceremony.
  • Other stadium information can be found here.


  • Tickets will be required for entry to Boone Pickens Stadium, and seating is limited to ensure social distancing.
  • Graduates who have registered for commencement can claim their student ticket and up to eight guest tickets through their OSU athletic ticket account manager April 19-30.
  • Claimed tickets will be available for download on Wednesday, May 5.
  • Graduates will be responsible for downloading the mobile tickets and distributing them to their guests. For a detailed guide on mobile ticketing, click here. Tickets can be shared with guests electronically or printed at home and distributed prior to the ceremony. Click here, for step-by-step printing instructions.
  • Graduates and ticketed guests are encouraged to add their tickets to their mobile device prior to arriving at Boone Pickens Stadium. Guests will obtain tickets from their graduate.
  • Students who are not a current OSU athletic ticket holder will be able to create an account.
  • Tickets will be required for all guests. Children under two years of age will not need a ticket if a seat is not required for their attendance.
  • Although required for entry, there is no cost for commencement tickets.
  • Guest seating in the stadium will follow similar public health protocols as were in place for the 2020 football season.
  • Seating for guests in Boone Pickens Stadium will be assigned in groups of up to four people, with social distancing between groups.
  • A limited number of ADA accessible seats will be available for students to reserve on a first-come, first-served basis through their OSU athletic ticket account manager April 19-30. Contact the ticket office at 877-ALL-4-OSU or for details on accessible seating in the stadium.
  • For more information, visit

Livestream Tagboard

We will highlight celebratory social media messages and photos for the classes of 2020 and 2021 before and after the commencement ceremonies on a livestream Tagboard. Degree candidates and graduates are encouraged to share their graduation photo or favorite photos/memories from their time at OSU on social media using the hashtag #okstate21. Faculty, staff, family and friends are also encouraged to share their congratulatory messages for graduates on social media using the hashtag #okstate21. The Tagboard will be streamed live in the stadium and on the OStateTV live broadcast. In addition to including the #okstate21 hashtag, feel free to tag the student’s academic college.

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