Office of the Provost

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

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Commencement Fair (required)

Fall 2022 Commencement Fair

Saturday, November 12, 2022
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oakland Center, Founders Ballroom

Thursday, November 17, 2022
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Oakland Center, Founders Ballroom

  • Please attend one of these fairs only if you are a graduate participating in one of December's  ceremonies.
  • Attend the fair anytime within the designated hours. Your total time commitment will be less than 30 minutes. No guests are allowed.
  • Guest tickets are required for commencement, and it is mandatory that they be picked up at the Commencement Fair. A photo ID (OU ID or Driver's License) is needed to pick up your tickets.
  • You can purchase your commencement regalia at the Barnes & Noble OU Bookstore in the lower level of the Oakland Center. You may also purchase your regalia online by visiting the Oak Hall website. The last day to order regalia online is November 1, 2022. If you need to place an order after November 1, 2022, please visit the Oakland University Bookstore.
  • Students Photo Options:
    • Students may have their photo taken by a photographer from Grad Images on the day of the fairs only. Students should wear professional attire or your own regalia is suggested. Please come prepared to take a photo.
    • Students will be able to upload a photo in lieu of having their picture taken at the fairs. Photos that are uploaded should follow the following guideline: dress in professional attire, photo is only from the chest up or students may wear their own regalia.
    • The option to upload a photo will begin on November 1st and end on December 1st at 5 p.m. This deadline can not be extended for any reason.
    • A link will be emailed to students. 
  • Update your information with Career Services and Alumni Engagement.
  • Learn how to leave a legacy with a Senior Class Gift.
  • Download the mobile commencement app for information and real-time updates.


Each guest attending a commencement ceremony, including children ages three and up, will need a ticket. Guest tickets for Commencement are free, and must be picked up at the Commencement Fair. Graduates do not need a ticket.

At this time, each student will be allocated 4 tickets. At this time, there are no extra tickets available.

To reserve or update your ticket request, both new and existing, please use the button below:

Ticket Requests