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February 7, 2014

RSU Commencement Set for May 10; Ticketing Distribution for Bachelor's Degree Ceremony Begins March 27

Rogers State University's commencement ceremony has been scheduled for Saturday, May 10, at the Claremore Expo Center.

The associate degree ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., while the bachelor's degree ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

The university will be allotting tickets for the bachelor's degree commencement ceremony to all qualified graduates. The university has introduced a ticketing system for its bachelor's degree ceremony to provide fair and equal access for guests attending the event, which has experienced capacity crowds in recent years.

Tickets will not be required for the associate degree commencement ceremony or the nursing pinning ceremony, which will be held separately.

The ticket distribution for the bachelor's degree ceremony will begin at the Commencement Countdown event, which will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 27 in the Centennial Center Ballroom A.

Commencement Countdown serves as a one-stop opportunity for associate and bachelor's degree candidates to order commencement supplies, including cap and gown, invitations and more. Various vendors and campus departments will be on hand to share relevant information with graduates.

For students unable to attend Commencement Countdown, the ticket distribution will start on March 28 at the following locations:

  • Claremore campus, Meyer Hall, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bartlesville administrative office, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Pryor administrative office, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Each graduate may receive up to six commencement tickets. Students will need their RSU student ID to claim their ticket allotment.

The tickets, which are free, provide admission to the Claremore Expo Center for family and friends attending the bachelor's degree ceremony. Participating graduates will not require a ticket. Children two years old and under who will sit on their parent's lap also do not require tickets.

Students will have several weeks to claim their allotment before tickets are made available to students needing additional seats. Students who would like additional tickets beyond the initial six-ticket allocation can submit an online request form from March 28 through April 18.

Any remaining bachelor's degree ceremony tickets will become available beginning Monday, April 21, at the campus locations.

The university will provide a live online stream of both commencement ceremonies for those unable to attend in person.

Details regarding the commencement tickets, the online ticket request form and other related issues are available at www.rsu.edu/commencement.