Commencement is the ceremony held by the University for students who are expected to have successfully completed all of their graduation requirements by the end of the semester. The Commencement ceremony celebrates the academic achievements of these students. Candidates do not receive their diplomas during the Commencement ceremony. There are only two Commencement ceremonies a year, one at the end of the fall semester, and one at the end of the spring semester.

The Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies will recognize Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 graduates. 

Ceremony Information

Location: R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center

Dates & Times: 

  • Friday, December 17th, 2021
    • 10:00am CST - College of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Community and Rural Health, & School of Medical Biological Sciences
    • 4:00pm CST - College of Arts and Sciences & College of Engineering
  • Saturday, December 18th, 2021
    • 10:00am CST - College of Education and Psychology
    • 4:00pm CST - Soules College of Business

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Current students looking for graduation and diploma information may visit the Graduation page.