Hooten to Join Concert Lineup This Friday at SWOSU


Approximately 900 Southwestern Oklahoma State University students are eligible to walk through the university's convocation at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Milam Stadium in Weatherford.

Students who completed or will complete bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees after the 2004 fall, 2005 spring, 2005 summer and 2005 fall semesters are welcome to participate in the ceremony.

An informal reception will be held in the Student Union Ballroom from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Graduates, parents and friends are welcome to relax and visit.

If convocation cannot be held at Milam Stadium because of inclement weather, four separate exercises will be held in two different buildings on the SWOSU campus. An announcement to use the alternative plan will be made on local radio stations.

The alternative schedule is:

  • 10 a.m.-College of Pharmacy-Fine Arts Center
  • 11:45 a.m.-College of Arts and Sciences-Fine Arts Center
  • 1:30 p.m.-College of Professional & Graduate Studies-Rankin Williams Fieldhouse (Includes School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, School of Allied Health and School of Nursing)
  • 3:15 p.m.-School of Professional & Graduate Studies-Rankin Williams Fieldhouse (Includes School of Business, School of Computer Science & Technology and Graduate Studies—Master’s Degrees.)

If the alternative plan is used, the Student Union will be open from 8 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. to provide coffee and a place for family and friends to gather while waiting for the appropriate ceremony.