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Graduation

The Commencement Ceremonies for Fall 2021 will be held in person on December 10 and 11, 2021.

The ceremonies will be held in Bloomer Sullivan Arena on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and will celebrate the commencement of Summer 2021 graduates.

Friday, December 10, 2021 6:00 p.m. Graduate Students (Candidates for Master Degrees)

Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:00 a.m. Undergraduate Students (Candidates for Baccalaureate Degrees)

Diplomas Open Close

Once your degree is conferred by the Registrar’s Office, diplomas will be mailed within 6-8 weeks after graduation. They will be mailed to the permanent address we have on file. Please be sure to update your permanent address with the Registrar’s Office if it is not where you want your diploma mailed.

Transcripts Open Close

Transcripts with degrees on them will be available approximately one week after graduation.

Graduation Application Open Close

Graduation Applications must be completed on Colleague Self Service. Please see the below PDF for instructions on how to apply.

Graduation Application

Safety Open Close

Southeastern is monitoring the ever-changing situation regarding COVID-19 within our area.  We understand the safety concerns of our campus residents and visitors and want to make SURE you are AS comfortable as possible.  While masking is not required on campus, we are a mask friendly campus and masks will be available to those individuals who have a need for assistance with one upon entry at this event.

Other Graduation Resources

Announcements Open Close

If you want to order Graduation Announcements, you can do so from Balfour Graduation Announcements.

Cap and Gown Open Close

The Bookstore will be open July 30 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and July 31 at 7:00 A.M.

Caps and gowns may be purchased at the Bookstore during their regular business hours. If you’re interested in purchasing Southeastern memorabilia and want to have it sent with your cap and gown order, just let us know! You can view SE products from the bookstore website. Your full order will be shipped to you via UPS.  Be sure to provide a physical street address for the order to be shipped to.

Class Ring Open Close

If you are ready to order your Southeastern Oklahoma State University Class Ring, you may do so from Herff Jones.

Directions to Bloomer Sullivan Arena Open Close

1. Google Maps Directions

2. Physical Address: 130 Magnolia Ave. Durant, OK 74701

3. From the North: From U.S. Highway 69/75, take exit for Business 69/75 South. Follow Business 69/75 (First Street) approximately 2 miles. Bloomer Sullivan Arena is located to your immediate right.

4. From the South: From U.S. Highway 69/75, take exit for Business 69/75 South which is three miles north of Main Street exit. Follow Business 69/75 (First Street) approximately 2 miles. Bloomer Sullivan Arena is located to your immediate right.

From Highway 78, turn right (North) onto North First Street. Follow North First Street through the second traffic signal (intersection of North First and University Boulevard) and Bloomer Sullivan Arena is located to your left.

5. From the West: Follow U.S. Highway 70 (Main Street) into Downtown Durant and turn left (North) onto North First Street. Follow North First Street through the second traffic signal (intersection of North First and University Boulevard) and Bloomer Sullivan Arena is located to your left.

6. From the East: From U.S. Highway 70, turn right (North) onto North First Street. Follow North First Street through the first traffic signal (intersection of North First and University Boulevard) and Bloomer Sullivan Arena is located to your left.

Graduation Day Photography Open Close

Family/friends are not allowed on the floor to take pictures or videos of the graduates during the ceremony.  This is for the safety of our guests.   Commencement photographs will be taken by the professional photography firm of Candid Color Photography.  Graduates may purchase photographs through Candid Color.

After the commencement ceremony, you may go to www.candidcolorphotography.com or www.okcpartypics.com to purchase photos.

For those of you who have friends and/or relatives who cannot come to your Commencement but want to see you walk across the stage, the ceremonies will be streamed live on the Southeastern website at www.se.edu/live.

Graduation Day Line-up Open Close

– Line-up for graduation will be in Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium (the building south of the Arena).

– Graduates will arrive at Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium one hour prior to the start time of the ceremony.

– Graduates should arrive dressed and ready in a black cap and gown.

– Graduates will receive a “NAME CARD” from a graduate marshal. On this card, you will print your name as you would like it announced during the ceremony. If your name is difficult to pronounce, please spell it phonetically. Honors graduates will receive a special name card with the honor listed.

– Once in the gym, find the school of your major and line up in alphabetical order behind the school sign.

– There will not be a place to store your personal belongings, so only arrive with what you plan to carry through the ceremony.

Only graduates are allowed in the lineup area.

For the 6:00 p.m. ceremony – Arrive at 5pm at the Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium (south of the Arena) for line up.

For the 9:00 a.m. ceremony – Arrive at 8am at the Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium (south of the Arena) for lineup.

Honor Graduates Open Close

The Undergraduate categories are as follows:

Summa Cum Laude – with highest honors ( GPA of 3.90-4.00)
Magna Cum Laude – with high honors (GPA of 3.80-3.89)
Cum Laude – with honors (GPA of 3.70-3.79)

In order to be eligible to graduate with honors, candidates must be completing all requirements for their first baccalaureate degree and achieve a final cumulative grade point average in the above ranges. All honors are awarded contingent upon the final degree conferral in the Office of the Registrar. The honor designations listed in the commencement program are current as of four weeks prior to the ceremonies. Any changes to a student’s honors designation as a result of their final grades will be reflected on the student’s official transcript. Honor stoles may be purchased at the bookstore.

The Graduate categories are as follows:

With Honors –  (4.00)

In order to be eligible to graduate with honors, candidates must be completing all requirements for their masters degree and achieve a final cumulative graduate grade point average of 4.0. All honors are awarded contingent upon the final degree conferral in the Office of the Registrar. The honor designations listed in the commencement program are current as of four weeks prior to the ceremonies. Any changes to a student’s honors designation as a result of their final grades will be reflected on the student’s official transcript. Honor stoles may be purchased at the bookstore.

Rehearsal Open Close

*There will be no rehearsal.

To comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, adjustments have been made to Commencement ceremonies. Graduates should check their student email for the most up-to-date graduation information. 

Seating Accomodations Open Close

Accommodations and special seating may be arrange through the Coordinator of Disability Services. Please contact:

Tiffany Tate, Coordinator
GDJ Student Union 328
Telephone: (580)745-3036 E-mail: ttate@se.edu

Summer 2021 Commencement Open Close

Welcome Remarks

Introduction of Honor Graduates

Presentation of Candidates for Degrees and Conferring of Degrees

Reading of the Summer 2021 Undergraduates

Reading of the Summer 2021 Masters Graduates

Alumni Charge

Closing Remarks

Spring 2021 Commencement Open Close

Welcome Remarks

Introduction of Honor Graduates

Presentation of Candidates for Degrees and Conferring of Degrees

Reading of the Spring 2021 Undergraduates

Reading of the Spring 2021 Master Graduates

Alumni Charge

Closing Remarks

Fall 2020 Commencement Open Close

Congratulations on your graduation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University!

We are so very proud of you and are happy to celebrate your accomplishment together here at SOSU 2020 Commencement Reimagined.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeastern has made the difficult decision to hold the commencement ceremonies for Summer and Fall 2020 graduates virtually on December 12, 2020.

Fall 2020 Commencement Reimagined

Spring 2020 Commencement Open Close

Introduction of Honor Graduates

Presentation of Candidates for Degrees and Conferring of Degrees

Reading of the Spring 2020 Undergraduates

Reading of the Spring 2020 Masters Graduates

 

SOSU 2020 Commencement Reimagined

SOSU 2020 Commencement Reimagined is an opportunity for family, friends and the University community to celebrate each graduate in a personal and meaningful way.  Graduates and guests can now view personalized graduate webpages where family, friends, and the University community have left written and video messages for the graduates.  

Click here to view SOSU 2020 Commencement Reimagined