The Edmond Sun

May 9, 2013

More than 2,000 set to graduate at UCO Friday, Saturday

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will celebrate the achievements of about 2,092 graduates, including 461 summer graduates, during the Spring 2013 Commencement Ceremonies Friday and Saturday in Hamilton Field House.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a former Central student herself, will address graduates at the 3 p.m. ceremony today. UCO President Don Betz will offer comments at each of the university’s four ceremonies.

Commencement ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

• 3 p.m. Friday — College of Education and Professional Studies bachelor’s degree candidates

• 7 p.m. Friday — Jackson College of Graduate Studies master’s degree candidates

• 10 a.m. Saturday — College of Business and College of Fine Arts and Design bachelor’s degree candidates

• 2 p.m. Saturday — College of Liberal Arts and College of Mathematics and Science bachelor’s degree candidates

Graduates and guests attending the ceremonies are asked to arrive early because venue usually fills to capacity. Limited parking west of the field house will be reserved for the elderly and those with disabilities.

All campus parking spaces, except those in the reserved lot to the west side of the field house, will be open during the commencement events for those attending ceremonies.

Guests attending ceremonies without tickets only will be admitted as space is available following the National Anthem.

Those without tickets may view the ceremonies on video monitors located in the south foyer of the field house as space permits.

The ceremonies also can be viewed online at, with live streams beginning about 20 minutes before each ceremony. Those with iPhones and Internet enabled phones using Windows Mobile will be able to view the live webcast of each ceremony on the commencement website, as well.

Prior to the graduation ceremonies, each student is encouraged to attend his or her college reception celebrating and congratulating them on their achievement.

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