For Graduates

Becoming a Bear grad

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

Spring commencement will take place 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m, and 5 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015. Division of ceremonies is by college of major. Not sure of your college? Check the list.

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

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 March 27, 2015. You may apply after March 27 but your name will not be in the printed program. See graduation eligibility for more information.

Student Commencement Speaker Application

Interested in applying to be a Student Commencement Speaker? Students graduating in May 2015 are eligible to speak at commencement.  The ideal student speech should endeavor to inspire and motivate, while remaining relevant, encouraging, and memorable for not only their fellow graduates but all guests at Commencement.  One speaker will be chosen for each ceremony.  

Application Deadline is March 20, 2015.

Once your application has been submit you will be contacted to provide your completed speech (2-3 minutes). 

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