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 include two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at JQH Arena. Not sure of your college?

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 Oct. 20, 2017. You may apply after Oct. 20, but your name will not be in the printed program. See graduation eligibility for more information.

Tell us about your post-graduation plans

We want to know about what's next for you after you become one of 115,000+ Missouri State alumni. This information is important to us, and the data we collect plays a part in determining our state funding. Your response is important even if you don't have specific plans at this time.