For Graduates

Earlier this year, Missouri State rescheduled spring 2020 commencement ceremonies for Oct. 18 and Dec. 11 at JQH Arena. It's time to plan for those events and we are asking our graduates for your RSVP.

A survey has been distributed to all May and Summer 2020 graduates, where your response will confirm your intent to attend or not attend the upcoming ceremonies. We want to celebrate you in a safe manner, consistent with COVID-19 guidelines.

This information will also help us plan for graduates who are unable to attend. The University will be mailing diploma covers and honor cords and will send those items after the December ceremony to those graduates unable to attend either ceremony.  


Celebrate with us

Join us in a virtual celebration for the Class of 2020 with frames, GIFs, stickers and video. We can't wait to be together for our official in-person formal ceremony.

Graduation eligibility

You should begin the graduation process before or early in your final semester. The application deadlines to have your name included in the printed commencement program are:

  • March 31 for spring ceremonies
  • Oct. 31 for fall ceremonies

You may apply after that date, but your name will not be in the printed program. Access graduation eligibility for more information.

Announcements, cap and gown

Get ready for graduation day by ordering your custom announcements and regalia.

Ceremony instructions

Prepare for graduation day by reviewing ceremony details, check-in information and more.

Diplomas and transcripts

Find out when you will receive your diploma and final transcripts.

Share your photos

Use #BearGrads to share your commencement photos.

Tell us about your post-graduation plans

Undergraduates: We want to know about what's next for you after you become one of 120,000+ Missouri State alumni. This information is important to us, and the data we collect plays a part in determining our state funding.