Office of the Provost

Wilson Hall, Room 205
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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(248) 370-2190

Commencement

Congratulations! By completing your degree at Oakland University, you have reached a significant milestone in your life. We salute you on your accomplishments and wish you well on your future endeavors. Your dedicated hard work in the pursuit of knowledge and professional qualifications will now shape your future as you face the challenges of a changing world. Even though you are making this transition, you will forever remain part of the Oakland University community.


Fall 2021 Commencement Information

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies will be held in-person inside the Athletic Center O'rena. The dates and times are as follows: 

Friday, December 17, 2021

  • 9:00 am: Undergraduate Ceremony - College of Arts and Sciences and Bachelor of Integrative Studies
  • 1:00 pm: Undergraduate ceremony - School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, and School of Nursing

Saturday, December 18, 2021

  • 9:00 am: University Wide Masters and Doctoral Ceremony

Commencement tickets are not available electronically. Our tickets are printed on special paper and are only given out to students in person with proper ID. Oakland University will not accept electronic tickets for any of our Commencement ceremonies. All students and guests are advised not to purchase these as they are not authentic. 


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Please note the following health and safety protocols for our Commencement Ceremonies: 


  • Masks are mandatory indoors for all campus community members and guests, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Current students planning to participate in the in-person Commencement Ceremony must be vaccinated or have an approved exemption, per University mandate

  • Guests are encouraged to be vaccinated, but not mandated to be.

  • Prior to coming to campus, ALL university community members and visitors are required to complete the online screening process, regardless of vaccination status. This will be checked before entering into the O'rena. 

  • For the safety and security of all attendees, please be aware that there will be a no bag policy at the Athletics O'rena for both guest and students. Please leave your bag at home or in your vehicle. Diaper bag contents can be brought in a clear ziplock bag.

Upcoming Spring 2022 Commencement Dates

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 6 p.m.  University Wide Masters and Doctoral
  • Friday, April 29, 2022 - 9 a.m. SEHS, SHS, SON
  • Friday, April 29, 2022 - 1 p.m. SBA, SECS
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9 a.m. CAS1 with BIS (Majors TBD)
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 1 p.m. CAS 2 (Majors TBD)