Commencement

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Office of the Provost

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

Office of the Provost

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

Commencement

Congratulations! By completing your degree at Oakland University, you have reached a significant milestone in your life. We salute you on your accomplishments and wish you well on your future endeavors. Your dedicated hard work in the pursuit of knowledge and professional qualifications will now shape your future as you face the challenges of a changing world. Even though you are making this transition, you will forever remain part of the Oakland University community.


2020 Drive-In Commencement Information


Friday August 28, 2020
9 a.m. - Undergraduate Ceremony: College of Arts and Sciences
 
2 p.m.  - Masters and Doctoral Ceremony


Saturday August 29, 2020

10 a.m.  - Undergraduate Ceremony: School of Education and Human Services, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences 

3 p.m.  -  Undergraduate Ceremony: School of Business Administration, School of Engineering and Computer Science and Bachelor of Integrative Studies

 The “Virtual Commencement Fair” will be texted and emailed to you the last week in July and you will be able to:

  • Upload a photo (yes, we plan to show your beautiful smile on the big screen!)
  • If you received University or Departmental honors, you will get information on how your honor cords will be distributed
  • Receive instructions on how to get your parking pass for the drive-in
  • A special surprise!

The Drive-In Commencement will include:

  • An opportunity to share your day with your family and friends in person (in one standard sized vehicle)
  • A video on the “big screen” congratulating you and your fellow graduates, with the President conferring your degree
  • Fun and live elements to celebrate together (more to come!)
  • Receiving your diploma cover as you exit
  • The chance to be creative -- decorate your cap and your car for the festivities!
  • All videos shown at the drive-in will be posted on our website for those that are unable to attend.

*Additional live elements may be changed/added depending on the Executive Orders at that time. This is a celebration never to be forgotten! 

The Drive-In Commencement's contributing sponsor: A link to the TCF Bank website home page.


Drive-In not your style? You will have the chance to participate in a future in-person Commencement ceremony when large gatherings of 2,000+ people are allowed back on campus.

If you decide to participate in the Drive-In Commencement, but still want to participate in a future in-person traditional ceremony when they can safely be held, you will be able to do both. 

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