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 their cap and hood to use in future commencement ceremonies. If you plan to participate in the spring 2015 commencement and do not already own your own regalia, you must complete an Faculty Regalia Order Form by no later than March 6, 2015.

Ordered regalia must be picked up at the Greek Store in the Plaster Student Union second floor on May 11-14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Division of ceremonies

Spring commencement will take place 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m, and 5 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015, in JQH Arena and will last approximately 90 minutes.

10 a.m.

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities and Public Affairs
  • Global Studies majors

1:30 p.m.

  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • William H. Darr School of Agriculture

5 p.m.

  • College of Business

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 Debbie Letterman, Commencement Chair.