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OSU-CHS Graduate Programs Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 16th, 5:00 p.m., Tulsa Mabee Center

All fall 2023 graduates, as well as spring and summer 2024 candidates for graduation, are welcome to participate in both the reception and ceremony. 



No tickets are required. The venue will open for guests one hour prior to the ceremony start time.


For those unable to attend, a live stream of the ceremony will be available via Inside OSU



All persons are subject to search upon entering the arena. This includes but is not limited to graduates, guests, faculty, and staff.


Items not permitted in the venue: weapons, hats, large bags, outside food or drinks (these are available for purchase inside the venue if needed), flowers (these are available for purchase inside the venue if needed), airhorns, bells or other noisemakers. We appreciate your patience, cooperation and understanding.


Academic Regalia

Individuals who participate in the commencement ceremony are expected to wear caps and gowns that are approved by the university. Regalia information is included in the links below.


Medallions will be distributed with the rental of a Cap and Gown from the Stillwater University Store. Caps and gowns are sized by height/weight. Caps are one size fits all.


Graduate Programs Celebration Reception

Thursday, May 16th from 12-2PM. This will be a come-and-go event with refreshments.


Family and Guests

  • There are no restrictions on the number of guests you can invite to Commencement. Friends and family are welcome to attend in person or via live stream on the Inside OSU


Doctoral Regalia:

  • Purchase Option:

    If you would like to invest in a “custom” doctoral gown, consult the OSU Bookstore in Stillwater and specifically contact Jennifer Knight at before the deadline of Friday, February 23rd

    • Purchase option includes a custom gown, custom hood, tam, tassel, and medallion.
  • Rental Option (most common for doctoral students): 

    If you would like to rent quality doctoral regalia, rental orders will begin with the OSU Bookstore in Stillwater on April 29th online via  and end on May 3rd to allow for delivery either by FedEx to your designated place/home or to the OSU-CHS campus in Tulsa. 

    • If you select delivery to OSU-CHS, pickup could be planned for the day of the ceremony (Thursday, May 16th) at the OSU-CHS Bookstore in Tulsa (1111 W 17th St, Tulsa, OK 74107), during the time of the planned lunch reception in Founder’s Hall. A proxy for pick up may be allowed with written permission and identification only by contacting Kris Mattix at
    • Rented regalia should be returned to the OSU-CHS Bookstore during business hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17th or the following weekdays through Wednesday, May, 22 at 4:30 p.m.  
    • Rental option includes an all-black gown with black velvet sleeve stripes, doctoral hood, mortar board, tassel, & medallion.


Master’s Regalia, Annoucements and Other Commencement-related purchases:

  • Purchase:

    Master’s regaliathrough the OSU bookstore in Stillwater well in advance of May 3rd to allow for delivery either by FedEx to your designated place/home or to the OSU-CHS campus in Tulsa prior to Commencement day of Thursday, May 16th

      1. Graduates are welcome to purchase any other individual item from the OSU Bookstorein Stillwater (e.g., individual tassel, tam, diploma frame, etc.).
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