For Graduates

Becoming a Bear grad

Missouri State University is proud to be your academic foundation, and we're excited to celebrate your accomplishments!

Fall commencement will take place 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., December 11, 2015. Division is by college of major. Not sure of your college?

12:30 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

4 p.m.

  • College of Business
  • College of Education

Graduation eligibility

You should begin the graduation process before or early in your final semester. The application deadline to have your name included in the printed commencement program is October 30, 2015. You may apply after October 30 but your name will not be in the printed program. See graduation eligibility for more information.

Student Commencement Speaker

Interested in becoming a student speaker for the 2015 Fall Commencement Ceremony? Here’s a great opportunity to share your experience, inspire your fellow graduates, and leave your legacy at Missouri State University. 

The deadline to submit your initial application is October 9th. Once your application is received, the head of the selection committee will contact you with instructions of how to submit your speech. Please review the following information, timeline and criteria before applying. 

October 9th: Application due

October 19th: Committee review

November 2nd: Applicant Interviews start

November 16th: Student speakers selected

To qualify, applicants must be graduating during one of the fall commencement ceremonies and be active in the social and educational community at MSU. Speeches should be 2-3 minutes in length, have an overarching theme and be submitted typed, double spaced and 12pt font. There will be one student speaker selected for each ceremony. Please, submit the following information to apply. 



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