Graduation Checklist

Complete all requirements for the degree. For a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 120 credit hours is required; for an associate degree, a minimum of 60 credit hours is required. Check with your advisor for more information. Earn a combined retention/graduation GPA of at least 2.0 in all coursework. No grade lower than "C" will be accepted in a major or minor or in courses transferred from an out-of-state institution.


  • Submit Application for Graduation
    • Spring graduates submit by November 1, 2014
    • Summer graduates by March 6, 2015
    • Fall graduates by June 26, 2015

  • Complete a Degree Completion Plan Worksheet with your advisor
  • Complete the Financial Aid Exit Counseling if you received any loans

  • Attend the Commencement Countdown
    • Thursday, March 26, 2015
    • Centennial Center (upstairs), Claremore Campus
    • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Confirm Graduation and Financial Aid Status with the Registrar
    • Confirm you are certified to graduate (Bring Student ID)
    • Confirm there are no holds on your account, 918-343-7552

  • Ticket pick-up will begin during the Commencement Countdown event. Following the event, tickets will be available in person at:
    • Claremore: Meyer Hall, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Bartlesville Administrative Offices, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday)
    • Pryor Administrative Offices, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Request time off work to attend Commencement events


  • Purchase Commencement Regalia
    • Visit the RSU Bookstore for details
    • Purchase regalia early to ensure best fit

  • Order your Commencement announcements from Herff Jones
    • Act quickly as orders take several weeks to process

  • Have professional photo taken for announcements during Commencement Countdown event
  • Attend Commencement
    • Saturday, May 9, 2015
    • 10 a.m. Associate
    • 1 p.m. Baccalaureate
    • Claremore Expo Center
    • Be in line inside the Expo Center no later than 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony


  • Respond to the 2015 RSU Graduate Survey
    • Watch your email for this survey

  • Obtain permission to use professors and employers as references on your resume

  • Visit Career Services to polish your resume and hone your interview skills

  • Attend the Tulsa Collegiate Job Fair
    • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    • University of Tulsa Reynolds Center
    • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Apply for jobs online

  • Remain in touch with your Alumni Association