May Commencement Schedule

Preliminary EventsGraduate from Southern Nazarene University

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014

Professional Studies Graduation Reception - 5:30-7:00 p.m., Royce Brown Building (Bethany). Graduates will pick up their regalia at the reception.

NOTE: Tulsa students should call the Tulsa office for reception information.

May 5-7, 2014 

Traditional graduates need to pick up their regalia at the Registrar's Office in Bresee between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

Senior Celebration - 5:00 p.m., Sawyer Center
Contact the Student Development office for questions about this event (405.491.6336;

Nursing Ceremony - 7:00 p.m., Herrick Auditorium

Commencement Day

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014

Undergraduate (Traditional) Commencement Ceremony
Doors Open - 9:15 a.m., Sawyer Center (see NOTE below)
Commencement Ceremony Begins - 10:00 a.m.
Live Streaming of Commencement available at

Professional & Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony
Doors Open - 1:15 p.m., Sawyer Center (see NOTE below)
Commencement Ceremony Begins - 2:00 p.m.
Live Streaming of Commencement available at

Unable to attend in person?
Watch Commencement FREE online at:
Broadcast begins at 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM (CDT)

See Graduate Line-Up Information for more details.
Guests and graduates should plan to arrive at the Sawyer Center conscientious of their physical ability to stand outside and wait. 

For parties with elderly or disabled guests, the prospect of experiencing physical challenges of standing outside waiting for the doors to open creates a common concern. To address this issue as best we can, SNU has designated sections of the main floor of the gymnasium as priority seating for elderly and disabled guests. This courtesy is provided in an attempt to allow those in more fragile physical condition to arrive as the doors open and still have an opportunity for adequate seating. Because of this provision of special seating, we request that ALL guests and graduates remain outside the Sawyer Center until the doors open.

Dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Golden Grads at Southern Nazarene University - 1964 Alumni

Golden Graduates (Class of 1964)

Saturday, May 10 2014

Gown fitting - 9AM - SNU Sawyer Center
*Follow signs and enter from NE doors

Golden Graduates Lunch - Bud Robinson Room in Hills Residential Complex
Immediately following Commencement ceremony
*Follow signs, after recessional. Golden Grads do not participate in the Ivy Ring ceremony

For more information about Golden Graduates & to reserve your space, please contact the Office of Alumni:, 405-491-6312