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Ivy Ring Ceremony (May Only)

Following the morning Commencement in May, the recessional line will follow University Marshals to Centennial Plaza in front of Webster Commons where the graduating class will participate in one of SNU’s oldest traditions, initiated in 1933 - the Ivy Ring Ceremony. Graduates are joined together by holding an unbroken chain of ivy, symbolizing the unity of purpose shared by the class through their years at SNU. When the ivy is severed, graduates will be separated signifying the parting of ways to serve God and others with the knowledge they received at SNU.



Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More