Spring commencement ceremonies set for Saturday, April 28
Oakland University will honor its April and June graduates at three commencement ceremonies on Saturday, April 28, at Baldwin Pavilion on the grounds of the Meadow Brook Music Festival.
The schedule is as follows:
9 a.m. – School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing
1 p.m. – All masters and doctoral graduates
5 p.m. – College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Integrative Studies
The speaker for the 9 a.m. ceremony will be Toni Walters, Ph.D., professor emerita in Oakland’s School of Education and Human Services. Dr. Walters taught graduate students in the Reading and Language Arts department for 22 years and received OU’s Teaching Excellence Award in 1997.
Speaking at the 1 p.m. ceremony will be Ananias Diokno, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer of Beaumont Health System. Prior to his current role, Dr. Diokno served as chairman of the Department of Urology at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
OU graduating senior Emily Tissot, winner of the 2012 Matilda R. Wilson Award, will speak at the 5 p.m. ceremony and longtime activist Grace Lee Boggs will receive an honorary degree. OU musical theatre major John Ellett will sing the national anthem at all three ceremonies.
Family and friends who are unable to attend the commencement will be able to view the spring 2012 ceremonies online as they occur. Videos of the ceremonies will also be available to view from our commencement website after the ceremony.
Those planning to attend graduation should review the campus map and parking information on the commencement map. Parking is free and open to the public, except where indicated.
In case of inclement weather, information will be available by calling (248) 370-2000 or by tuning in to WWJ or WJR radio stations or Fox2, WDIV-TV or WXYZ-TV.
Each ceremony will be interpreted in sign language. Guests with other special needs should call the Office of the Provost at (248) 370-2190.