Graduation Information

It’s that time of the school year again–time for Spring Commencement!

Graduating college (both as a student or a family member with an  upcoming graduate) can be a whirlwind of excitement, fear, uncertainty and joy. With that in mind, here is some information to help with this huge milestone.

Caps & Gowns

This week is the “Senior Salute“, a time  when graduating seniors (and graduate students) can go over to ACAC and pick up their caps and gowns, meet with representatives from the Business Office, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Graduate School in one convenient location. A student’s cap and gown is provided at no cost, however, announcements, class rings and pictures will be available for a price.

Josten’s partners with TU for all of the regalia, announcements, and rings, so you may order online as well. Students who are unable to attend the Senior Salute this week are able to make arrangements to pick up caps and gowns by contacting the Office of Student Affairs at 631-2327.

The Big Day – May 11th @ 10AM

There are many different activities unique to the various schools and departments, so your student is encouraged to check his/her email or contact an adviser to inquire about special activities outside of the commencement ceremony.

A schedule for the event is available online, however it is always best to contact the various schools and departments directly for more information.

The University of Tulsa has a single commencement ceremony for all students graduating this semester–some universities split up graduation ceremonies by college or degree. The ceremony takes place in the Reynold’s Center (#82 on this campus map).


These are just some of the things that we have had questions about in the past, please feel free to comment on this post or email us at if you have any other questions or concerns.

TU in National Rankings

This spring has been an exciting time for TU in national rankings!

TU’s Law School has been ranked 86th in the nation by US News & Report 2014 Best Graduate Schools, TU’s Undergraduate Business programs have been ranked 47th in the nation by Bloomberg Business Week, and TU’s Graduate Business School has been ranked 93rd in the nation by US News & Report 2014 Best Business Schools.

This comes a few months after PayScale’s report that TU graduates have the highest salary potential in the state of Oklahoma.

It seems like it truly is a great time to be part of the TU community!

Calling All Tulsa-Area Volunteers!

As some of you may know, during “Reading Days”—what many of us remember as Dead Days—we sponsor brunch, cake and activities for the students, known as the “Stress Free Zone”.

That being said, we need your help during this time!

The Stress Free Zone occurs on April 30th and May 1st (this is a Tuesday and Wednesday), at the Holmes Student Center. If you are interested, please contact us at:

Feel free to look at some pictures from previous years:

Stress Free Zone Fall 2010

Stress Free Zone Spring 2010

Stress Free Zone Fall 2009

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