For Faculty and Staff

Honoring students at commencement

Commencement is a major milestone in a student's life, and as a faculty or staff member, you have played a role in achieving that milestone. That is why we encourage and invite all Missouri State University faculty and staff to participate in commencement.

Academic regalia

Missouri State will cover the cost of renting your gown. Our contract allows each participant to keep his or her cap and hood to use in future commencement ceremonies.

If you plan to participate in the fall 2014 commencement ceremony, return a completed Faculty Regalia Order Form to the Admissions Office, Carrington Hall 425, by campus mail, email, or fax (extension 65992) by no later than October 8, 2014. Contact Julie Spinabella for more information.

Ordered regalia may be picked up at the Bookstore from December 8 thru 3:00 p.m., December 11, 2014.

Division of ceremonies

Fall commencement will take place 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, December 12, in JQH Arena and will last approximately 90 minutes. Division of ceremonies is by college of major.

12:30 p.m.

  • College of Business
  • College of Education

4 p.m.

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Humanities and Public Affairs
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • William H. Darr School of Agriculture
  • Global Studies majors

Commencement day

Please arrive at the racquetball court area in Hammons Student Center 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony for donning regalia and marshalling. A light buffet will be served. You will line up in Hammons Student Center then march to the main floor of JQH Arena.

Special accommodations

The University must have at least one week's notice of any disability accommodation (other than seating) in order to serve the needs identified. Submit your request to Andrew Wright, commencement chair and director of admissions.