Commencement cap decorated with Grizz and rhinestones

Commencement Contest

Are you decking out your regalia to stand out in the crowd? Share photos of your personalized commencement cap for a chance to be featured on OU's social media and to win a diploma frame and an alumni swag bag*. 

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, April 28, 2017 at noon. 

Submit Photo

Get inspiration from our previous commencement contests:


Your submission will be posted to the OU Facebook page. Select images will be shared on OU's Twitter (@oaklandu) and Instagram (@oaklandu) for cross-promotion of the contest. 


  • Limit ONE submission per person. 
  • Must be a senior Oakland University student eligible for graduation in April 2017.
  • OU’s social media team reserves the right to exclude any images that are inappropriate, low resolution/quality or are off topic.
  • People in the photos must be aware, and consent to, having their image submitted for publication.  
  • Images submitted for social media contests may be used in future publications with or without photo credit, depending on the use. By submitting your photo you agree to allow OU to reproduce the image for marketing or promotional purposes in perpetuity. 
  • *Financial Aid implications may apply. You are required to claim prize values, which may impact your Financial Aid award. Consult with a Student Financial Services adviser for more information.