Office of the Provost

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

Commencement Fair (required)

Fall 2018 Commencement Fair

The event for all your December 2018 commencement needs

Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center 
Thursday, November 15, 2018| 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. |  Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center
(see map)

Presented by:
Barnes & Noble at Oakland University
(248) 370-2404  

Commencement Information: 
  • Stop by the information table to ask any questions you have about commencement.
Guest Tickets: 
  • Guests aged 3 and older are required to have tickets to enter the O'rena.
  • Pick up guest tickets at your designated (by ceremony) table.
  • If you are unable to attend the fair and wish to have a family member or friend pick up your tickets, a signed permission letter is required, along with a copy of your photo ID.

Graduation Photographs: 
  • A professional photographer from GradImages will be present to photograph graduates in their regalia.
  • Students participating in commencement must have their picture taken at the commencement fair.
  • Photos will be sent to university archives and will be your commencement participation photo shown during the commencement ceremony.
  • Regalia will be available in the Bookstore starting November 10.
  • Graduates must wear all black regalia (this includes the cap and gown) to participate in the ceremony.
  • Regalia should be steamed. Do not iron the gowns.

  • For questions about Announcements/Invitations contact Balfour at 1-800-225-3687.
  • Representatives from the announcement company will be available at the COMMENCEMENT FAIR.
  • Announcement information is available at the bookstore where samples are on display.
  • Students order directly through the announcement company.

Class Rings:
  • A vendor will be available to order rings at a discounted price.
  • Class ring samples and brochures are on display in the Bookstore.
  • Students order directly through the ring company.

Diploma Frames:
  • All styles of diploma frames are on display in the bookstore.
  • All styles are in stock and available for purchase.
  • A color brochure is available at the Bookstore, and any frame can be ordered through the brochure with delivery to your home.
  • Students stopping at all of the Commencement Fair stations will be entered in a drawing to win a diploma frame.

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