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

The University will celebrate its Spring 2021 graduates with an outdoor, in-person Commencement ceremony for limited guests at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, on the University’s Hurie Soccer Field. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University will limit the total number of people in the venue to around 900 and social-distancing and mask protocols will be enforced. Each graduate can invite up to four guests to attend the ceremony and those guests must be pre-registered. Digital tickets will be required for admittance for guests. The event will be livestreamed so that family and friends who cannot attend will be able to view the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the Commencement ceremony will move to Mabee Gymnasium for the graduates and faculty only. Guests will be directed to view the ceremony via livestream from various facilities around campus.

Important Dates

February 15, 2021Caps and gowns may be ordered online starting this date
April 1, 2021Deadline to order caps and gowns online
April 1, 2021Deadline to order senior bricks (
May 3, 2021Cap and gowns may be picked up starting this date at Ozarks Exchange
May 13, 20214 p.m.- Graduation Rehearsal on Soccer Field (mandatory for graduating seniors)
May 13, 20215:30 p.m. Brick Ceremony on the Campus Mall
May 13, 20216 p.m. Senior Reception at the Picnic Plaza
May 13, 20217 p.m. Senior Dinner at the Picnic Plaza
May 14, 20215 p.m. Virtual Baccalaureate Ceremony (Online viewing only)
May 15, 202110 a.m. — Spring Commencement Ceremony on the Hurie Soccer Field 
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