Graduation and Commencement


Mortarboard/Cap Decoration Contest

This contest is open to all graduating seniors who will participate in the commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Contest Rules:

Contestants will decorate their mortarboards to show Panhandle State/Aggie/graduation pride. Decorations will not be vulgar.

Decorated mortarboards must be submitted to the judging panel at the beginning of commencement rehearsal at 5:00 p.m. in the Oscar Willams Field House. Contestants will get their mortarboards back on Saturday morning before lining up for the ceremony.

Winners will be announced during the commencement ceremony.

No entries will be accepted past 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Believe It or Not--2017 Commencement Is Approaching

by Sara Jane Richter

The 2017 OPSU Commencement fast approaches. Rehearsal for commencement will occur on Friday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. in the Oscar Williams Field House gymnasium. Here, students will learn about the senior line-up, processional and recessional; complete OPSU exit documents; and walk through the receiving line. Rehearsals can last from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the cooperation of the graduates...

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Time: 10:00 am
Date: Saturday, May 20th 2017
Location: Oscar Williams Fieldhouse