Office of the Provost

Wilson Hall, Room 205
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-2190

Commencement Fair (required)

Spring 2020 Commencement Fair

The event for all your April and May 2020 commencement needs

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Ballrooms of the Oakland Center 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. |  Ballrooms of the Oakland Center
(see map)

Presented by:
Barnes & Noble at Oakland University
(248) 370-2404  

Commencement Information: 
  • Stop by the information table to ask any questions you have about commencement.
Guest Tickets: 
  • Guests aged 3 and older are required to have tickets to enter the O'rena.
  • Pick up guest tickets at your designated (by ceremony) table.
  • If you are unable to attend the fair and wish to have a family member or friend pick up your tickets, a signed permission letter is required, along with a copy of your photo ID.

Graduation Photographs: 
  • A professional photographer from GradImages will be present to photograph graduates in their regalia.
  • Students participating in commencement must have their picture taken at the commencement fair. Regalia will be provided for the photo.
  • Photos will be sent to university archives and will be your commencement participation photo shown during the commencement ceremony.
  • Regalia will be available in the Bookstore starting March 13.
  • Graduates must wear all black regalia (this includes the cap and gown) to participate in the ceremony.
  • Regalia should be steamed. Do not iron the gowns.

Complete the First Destination Survey:
  • This survey is required and averages about 8 minutes to complete.
  • This data is extremely important.  It is used to comply with federal guidelines, accreditation standards, and to measure the success of Oakland University services.  We will take great care to protect the confidentiality of your response and we will never release your individual responses publicly.
  • If you are unable to attend the fair, a survey link will be emailed to you within two weeks of the last day of classes.

  • For questions about Announcements/Invitations contact Balfour at 1-800-225-3687.
  • Representatives from the announcement company will be available at the COMMENCEMENT FAIR.
  • Announcement information is available at the bookstore where samples are on display.
  • Students order directly through the announcement company.

Class Rings:
  • A vendor will be available to order rings at a discounted price.
  • Class ring samples and brochures are on display in the Bookstore.
  • Students order directly through the ring company.

Diploma Frames:
  • All styles of diploma frames are on display in the bookstore.
  • All styles are in stock and available for purchase.
  • A color brochure is available at the Bookstore, and any frame can be ordered through the brochure with delivery to your home.
  • Students stopping at all of the Commencement Fair stations will be entered in a drawing to win a diploma frame.

Alumni Engagement:
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