2014 Commencement
Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Defined
Date, Location & Times
Parking
Assembly & Processional
Presentation of Diplomas
Recessional


Inclement Weather Defined

Please be aware, in the event of a gentle spring rain, Commencement will still take place at Cameron Stadium on Friday, May 9, and ponchos will be provided. Also, to ensure everyone is able to see their graduate, umbrellas will not be permitted. Guests are encouraged to dress accordingly.

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Date, Location & Times

7:30 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014
Cameron University Stadium
38th Street & Gore Boulevard
Lawton, Oklahoma

Please assume Commencement will be held as scheduled at Cameron Stadium unless an announcement to the contrary is made over KCCU radio, locally on 89.3 and 102.9 FM, and other broadcast media.

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In the event of inclement weather for Friday evening, the Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Cameron Stadium at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10.  Graduates should report to the stadium at 9:30 a.m.

If severe weather continues on Saturday morning, four separate ceremonies detailed below beginning at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. will be held at Aggie Gym.

If Commencement is held in Aggie Gym, each graduate is limited to four guests due to space limitations.

An 10:00 a.m. ceremony will be held for undergraduate and master candidates from the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences (ORANGE CARDS).

Faculty and candidates should assemble no later than 9:30 a.m. at the rear of Aggie Gym.

Bring your name card!

A 12:00 noon ceremony will be held for Interdisciplinary Studies candidates and undergraduate and master candidates from the School of Business (BLUE CARDS), Library Faculty, and Administrative Staff.

Faculty, staff, and candidates should assemble no later than 11:30 a.m. at the rear of Aggie Gym.

Bring your name card!

A 2:00 p.m. ceremony will be held for School of Science and Technology candidates (GREEN CARDS).

Faculty and candidates should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. at the rear of Aggie Gym.

Bring your name card!

A 4:00 p.m. ceremony will be held for School of Liberal Arts candidates (YELLOW CARDS). 

Faculty and candidates should assemble no later than 3:30 p.m. at the rear of Aggie Gym.

Bring your name card!

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Parking

Parking is available as shown on the map on the General Information page.

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Assembly and Processional

Candidates and faculty should assemble under the tent on the west side of Aggie Gym. There will be signs posted directing candidates and faculty as to where they should line up. Commencement Assistants will also provide directions to candidates and their guests. These assistants will be identified by distinctive badges or shirts.

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Presentation of Diplomas

The Chair of each department will lead the department faculty and candidates across the platform. The last member of the faculty to cross the platform is designated the "faculty leader" and he/she will first present a card identifying the academic major to the reader at the microphone, and then conduct the candidates across the platform to receive their diplomas. If there is more than one major in the department, the faculty leader for the second major will follow the last graduate of the first major.

As faculty leave the platform, they will form a receiving line to the rear of the platform, where they will BRIEFLY congratulate graduates. Graduates and faculty will then return to their seats. Please accept the direction of the Commencement Assistants as they guide you back to your seats.

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The Recessional

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the President will dismiss participants. As the recessional music plays, the platform party will depart the platform and proceed back to their assembly area. The faculty and graduates will then follow the platform party back to assembly areas. All are then free to leave.

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