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Commencement

Commencement

Commencement is the pinnacle of academic success — representing years of hard work, dedication and commitment.

Held twice a year, commencement is an opportunity for our graduates to share the excitement and importance of their academic accomplishments with classmates, family, and friends. It is also a time for the University’s Board of Trustees and campus community to pay special tribute to our graduates for the outstanding effort they have shown in earning their degree.

All University-sponsored events through the remainder of the semester have been canceled or postponed. However, no decision has been made regarding the status of the May 16 Commencement ceremony. We will provide you with updates in the very near future.

Important Dates

February 1, 2020Caps and gowns may be ordered online starting this date
April 1, 2020Deadline to order caps and gowns online
March 30, 2020Deadline to order senior bricks (pcogan@ozarks.edu)
May 1, 2020Cap and gowns may be picked up starting this date at Ozarks Exchange
May 8, 2020Deadline to RSVP for Senior Dinner and Brick Ceremony (pcogan@ozarks.edu)
May 8, 2020Deadline to RSVP for reception following Commencement ceremony (mloving@ozarks.edu)
May 14, 20202 p.m. — Graduation Rehearsal in Mabee Gymnasium (mandatory for graduating seniors)
May 14, 20206 p.m. — Senior Dinner in Rogers Conference Center (for graduates, faculty and staff)
May 15, 20204 p.m. — Baccalaureate Service in Munger-Wilson Chapel
May 15, 20205 p.m. — Brick Ceremony on campus mall
May 16, 202010 a.m. — Spring Commencement Ceremony on campus mall
May 16, 2020Noon — Reception for graduates and their families in Rogers Conference Center 
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