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Information for Parents and Guests

Dear Commencement Guest:

Commencement will be scheduled as follows:



Spring/Summer 2020

November 14, 2020

Fall 2020

November 21, 2020

Spring 2021

May 15, 2021

10:00 a.m.

College of Education, Health, and Human Studies

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

2:00 p.m.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Harrison College of Business and Computing

Holland College of Arts and Media

We ask our students to limit their guests in the arena to six. Each guest must present a ticket to enter the Show Me Center. Ticket information will be sent to the graduate in late October. If additional friends or family members wish to view commencement, please ask them to utilize our web cast. A live webcast link is available on the commencement homepage.

The Southeast campus is a tobacco-free facility. Guests are asked to respect our candidates for graduation as well as University rules. This includes refraining from the use of helium balloons, noise makers, silly string, or other projectile devices indoors; remaining in attendance through the entire ceremony; and allowing each student's name to be heard as he or she is crossing the stage. Parking for those with disabilitiesis provided on the north side of the Show-Me Center. Please utilize the front entrances on the north end of the building. An elevator is available just inside those entrances. Handicapped seating is available in the overflow rooms and at floor level on both the lower and the upper seating areas. If you have a disability other than a mobility issue, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 573.651.2250 at least one month prior to the ceremony.

Please show your respect for other guests and students by remaining through the entire commencement exercise. To maintain the dignity of the ceremony, we request that you remain in your seats during the ceremony, and use the floral backdrop areas for photography after commencement is completed.  For those who feel the need to stretch, or who have small children, monitors are provided in the concourse areas.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 573.651.2250. We're looking forward to seeing you on commencement day.


Academic Hall 057
One University Plaza, MS 3760
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701