Commencement

Commencement

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

The University will celebrate its Spring 2022 graduates with an in-person Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, on the campus mall. There are no attendance limitations.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to Mabee Gymnasium. If the ceremony is moved indoors, each graduate can invite up to eight guests to attend the ceremony and tickets will be required for admittance for guests. The graduates will receive their eight allotted tickets during the Commencement rehearsal on May 12.

The Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed so that family and friends who cannot attend will be able to view the ceremony.

Important Dates

February 3, 2022Caps and gowns may be ordered online starting this date: Order here
March 28, 2022Deadline to order senior bricks (Email Pat Cogan)
March 28, 2022Deadline to order caps and gowns online
April 20, 2022Cap and gowns may be picked up starting this date at Ozarks Exchange
May 6, 2022Deadline to RSVP for Senior Dinner and Brick Ceremony by 5 p.m. (Email Pat Cogan)
May 12, 20224 p.m. — Graduation rehearsal in Mabee Gymnasium (Graduates are strongly encouraged to attend – they will receive family tickets in case of rain.)
May 12, 2022Senior Dinner and Cocktail Hour at Rogers Conference Center – 6 p.m. cocktail hour and 7 p.m. dinner (Graduates only)
May 13, 20224 p.m. — Baccalaureate Service in Munger-Wilson Chapel
May 13, 20225 p.m. — Brick Ceremony on Campus Mall (Graduates, family and friends)
May 14, 202210:00 a.m. — Commencement Ceremony on Campus Mall
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