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President's Commencement Welcome Message

Congratulations! We cannot wait to celebrate with you, your family, friends and professors on Friday, Dec. 15 and 16. We salute your achievement and invite you to participate in commencement ceremonies at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the day and time assigned to your college.


OSU President Kayse Shrum

Dear Class of 2023,


Let me be the first to congratulate our degree candidates for Oklahoma State University’s upcoming commencement ceremonies. We hope your family and friends will join us for this momentous occasion — the Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 15 and 16. 


Commencement marks the culmination of a worthy and life-changing goal. It required hard work, determination and a resolve to overcome obstacles. You’ve finished what you started and you’ve done what’s right even when it was hard. On behalf of the faculty, staff and university leadership, we are proud of your accomplishment and cannot wait to honor you as you walk across the stage. Well done, Cowboys. 


As you move on to the next goal in your life, keep the Cowboy Code and its strength of character with you. Cowboys change the world for the better. You have the knowledge, ability and skill to make a difference. And remember, no matter where in the world you go, you will always be a member of the Cowboy family.


We look forward to seeing you and yours for the fall commencement ceremonies. 



Congratulations, and Go Pokes! 


Dr. Kayse Shrum


OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 1998

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