Commencement Set for May 12

UPDATE 4/13/18: Ticket Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended until Wednesday, April 18, for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates to pick up their allotment of five tickets for the graduation ceremony or to request additional tickets. Master’s and bachelor’s degree ceremony tickets will be available in Meyer Hall on Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students who have not yet picked up their initial ticket allotment of up to five tickets should contact Nan Melton ([email protected]) by April 18 to secure their tickets.

Students may request additional tickets beyond the initial five-ticket allocation through 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 18. Any remaining tickets will be redistributed among students needing additional seats beginning May 4.

NOTE: Tickets are required *only* for the 1 p.m. commencement ceremony for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates. The 10 a.m. associate degree ceremony does not require tickets. 


Girl in cap and gownThe 106th Rogers State University’s commencement ceremony has been scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at the Claremore Expo Center.

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

The master’s and bachelor’s degree ceremony uses a ticketing system for guests with RSU allotting five tickets for each qualified master’s and bachelor’s degree candidate. The ticketing system for the master’s and bachelor’s degree ceremony provides fair and equal access to the event, which has experienced capacity crowds in recent years.

Tickets are not required for the associate degree commencement ceremony or the nurses’ pinning ceremony, which are held separately.

The ticket distribution for the master’s and bachelor’s degree ceremony will begin at the Commencement Countdown event, which will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 14 in the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center Rotunda on the Claremore campus.

Commencement Countdown is a come-and-go event designed to provide associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree candidates the opportunity to purchase commencement supplies, including cap and gown, invitations and more. Graduate candidates may also get their photos professionally taken with cap and gown.

Various campus departments and vendors will be on hand to share relevant information with graduates.

For students unable to attend Commencement Countdown, the master’s and bachelor’s degree ceremony ticket distribution will start after the event with tickets available at Meyer Hall on Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

For students for whom it is not convenient to come to the Claremore campus, please contact Nan Melton at [email protected] or call 918-343-7615.

The tickets, which are free, provide admission to the Claremore Expo Center for family and friends attending the master’s and 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 until April 13 to claim their allotment before unclaimed tickets are redistributed among students needing additional seats. Students who would like additional tickets beyond the initial five-ticket allocation can submit an online request from March 14 through April 13. The form will be available on the RSU Commencement web page at www.rsu.edu/commencement starting March 14.

Remaining tickets will be distributed beginning April 23.

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

Details regarding the commencement tickets and other related issues are available at www.rsu.edu/commencement.