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OU announces new security measures for December convocations

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Posted at 11:06 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 00:08:27-05

The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus announced increased security measures at all December convocations, which will include enhanced security screenings and a carry-in policy, to include the use of clear bags.

Officials say more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are scheduled to celebrate their achievements during the December ceremonies.

OU will hold college winter convocations Dec. 13 and 14 to honor fall graduates.

Convocation and livestream details are listed below. Please note, not all convocations will be livestreamed.

Items permitted for carry-in at all convocation venues:

  • Clear totes/bags up to 12” X 6” X 12” in size (anything larger is prohibited)
  • Binoculars, cameras and tablets
  • 6.5” X 4.5” small clutch purses
  • Items related to a medical condition

Prohibited items:

  • Large purses, backpacks, drawstring bags, fanny packs, diaper bags and binocular cases
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Flags, signs or banners
  • Food containers
  • Strollers or baby carriers
  • Video cameras or cameras with lenses greater than 6”
  • Chairbacks with frames and armrests or seat cushions
  • Noisemakers
  • Weapons
  • Umbrellas
  • Inflatables
  • Wrapped gifts

All carried-in items are subject to search. Prohibited items must be returned to the owner’s car or discarded. It is still illegal to carry any gun on OU campuses and clinics.
For more information on the ceremonies, visit www.ou.edu/commencement [ou.edu] for details or call (405) 325-2756.

Convocation Details:

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

5:30 p.m.

Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture Graduation Candidate Recognition and Reception Gould Hall Gallery, 830 Van Vleet Oval, Norman

7 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate and Master’s Convocation

Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins Ave., Norman

Livestream available at: https://soonersports.com/watch/?Live=182 [soonersports.com]

7 p.m.

College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Convocation

National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman

7 p.m.

Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Convocation

Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 560 Parrington Oval, Norman

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

10 a.m.

Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy Convocation

Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 560 Parrington Oval, Norman

10 a.m.

Gallogly College of Engineering Convocation

Howard T. McCasland Field House, 151 E. Brooks St., Norman

Livestream available at: https://soonersports.com/watch/?Live=183 [soonersports.com]

10 a.m.

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication Convocation

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St., Norman

Livestream available at: http://www.ou.edu/finearts/music/live [ou.edu]

1:30 p.m.

Michael F. Price College of Business Convocation

Howard T. McCasland Field House, 151 E. Brooks St., Norman

Livestream available at: https://soonersports.com/watch/?Live=184 [soonersports.com]

1:30 p.m.
David L. Boren College of International Studies Convocation

Oklahoma Memorial Union, Meacham Auditorium, 900 Asp Ave., Norman

2 p.m.

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Convocation

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St., Norman

Livestream available at: http://www.ou.edu/finearts/music/live [ou.edu]

4:30 p.m.
College of Professional and Continuing Studies Convocation
Howard T. McCasland Field House, 151 E. Brooks St., Norman

Livestream available at: https://soonersports.com/watch/?Live=185 [soonersports.com]

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