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More Than 2,000 Graduate At UCO's Spring Commencement; Governor Fallin To Speak At Friday Ceremony

April 30, 2013

Media Contact:  Courtney Harlin, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121,

(Note: A link to the complete list of spring 2013 graduates, organized by hometown/state, is at the end of this release. The list includes those who had applied by April 23. Questions regarding inclusion on the list should be directed to Graduation Support Services at 405-974-2392, not to the listed media contact.)


The University of Central Oklahoma will celebrate the achievements of approximately 2,092 graduates, including 461 summer graduates, during the Spring 2013 Commencement Ceremonies May 10-11 in Hamilton Field House.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, a former Central student herself, will address graduates at the 3 p.m. ceremony on Friday, May 10. UCO President Don Betz, Ph.D., will offer comments at each of the university’s four ceremonies.

Commencement ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

  • 3 p.m., Friday, May 10 – College of Education and Professional Studies bachelor’s degree candidates
  • 7 p.m., Friday, May 10 – Jackson College of Graduate Studies master’s degree candidates
  • 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11 – College of Business and College of Fine Arts and Design bachelor’s degree candidates
  • 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11 – College of Liberal Arts and College of Mathematics and Science bachelor’s degree candidates

Graduates and guests attending the ceremonies are asked to arrive early because venue usually fills to capacity.

Limited parking west of the field house will be reserved for the elderly and those with disabilities.

All campus parking spaces, except those in the reserved lot to the west side of the field house, will be open during the commencement events for those attending ceremonies.

Guests attending ceremonies without tickets will only be admitted as space is available following the National Anthem.

Those without tickets may view the ceremonies on video monitors located in the south foyer of the field house as space permits.

The ceremonies can also be viewed online at, with live streams beginning approximately 20 minutes before each ceremony. Those with iPhones and Internet enabled phones using Windows Mobile will be able to view the live webcast of each ceremony on the commencement website, as well.

Prior to the graduation ceremonies, each student is encouraged to attend his or her college reception celebrating and congratulating them on their achievement.

For more information on Central’s graduation or college receptions visit   


Editor’s Note: Download a list of spring 2013 graduates, organized by hometown/state, at