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OSU to recognize graduates at commencement ceremonies May 6-7

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bill Anoatubby and Tim DuBois

An estimated 3,500 Oklahoma State University students will don caps and gowns to participate in one of the five commencement ceremonies set for Gallagher-Iba Arena May 6 and 7.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby and recording industry executive Tim Dubois, an OSU alumnus, will receive honorary degrees and alternate speaking assignments during three undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7.  DuBois will speak at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., while Anoatubby will offer insights at the 1 p.m. ceremony. 

“This is a special time that we honor our spring graduates and invite family and friends to join us in congratulating their accomplishments and wishing them the best in all their future endeavors,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “We are honored to be joined by Governor Bill Anoatubby and Tim Dubois, two accomplished leaders who will share their vast experiences with our graduates.” 

The OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will recognize its graduates with a hooding ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6. Commencement for OSU graduate students will follow at 7 p.m.

The Oklahoma State University Pipe Band will lead the Saturday processionals into Gallagher-Iba Arena, where an estimated 2,800 undergraduates will be seated by college. The students will be announced individually, photographed and presented an OSU Commencement print while crossing the stage.

The undergraduate ceremonies will start at 9:30 a.m. for students from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Spears School of Business. The second ceremony will follow at 1 p.m. for students from the College of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences. The final ceremony of the day is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. for students in the College of Human Sciences, and College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.  

All ceremonies will be held in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Each will also be streamed live online from For more information about OSU’s commencement ceremonies, go to

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