Weather Information

UPDATE: 5/12/2017 4:00 pm.  President Schall has made the call that the commencement ceremony will proceed as planned OUTSIDE on the quad.

A few reminders:

  • Arrive at 8 AM Saturday in Lupton Auditorium
  • Plan for wet or rainy conditions
  • Graduates may not carry umbrellas in the ceremony  
  • Guests may purchase ponchos in the OU Bookstore

If rain is predicted for commencement day, a limited number of rain tickets will be distributed directly to graduates during Thursday’s rehearsal. Indoor seating is limited, so it is very important to attend the rehearsal and collect your rain tickets if you are expecting guests.

In case of rain, Oglethorpe’s commencement ceremony will take place in the Dorough Field House. Guests presenting tickets at the door will be admitted.

Graduation candidates will report to the Schmidt Sport and Recreation Center to prepare for the ceremony.

Campus Safety personnel and commencement volunteers will be on hand to direct guests and candidates to the appropriate location.