May Commencement Schedule

May Commencement

Graduate from Southern Nazarene University Preliminary Events:  

Friday, May 1, 2015

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.  

Monday – Thursday, May 4-7 Traditional graduates need to pick up their regalia in the registrar’s office in Bresee between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Senior Celebration – 5:00 p.m., Sawyer Center Contact Student Development office for questions about this event (405-491-6336)

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

Commencement Day

Saturday, May 9, 2015

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)

NOTE:  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.