Commencement is the ceremony held by the University for students who are expected to have successfully completed all of their graduation requirements by the end of the semester. The Commencement ceremony celebrates the academic achievements of these students. Candidates do not receive their diplomas during the Commencement ceremony. There are only two Commencement ceremonies a year, one at the end of the fall semester, and one at the end of the spring semester.

The Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will recognize both Summer and Fall 2023 graduates. Both doctoral and master's hooding will take place during the Commencement ceremonies.

Ceremony Information

Location: R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center*

Dates & Times: 

  • Friday, December 8, 2023
    • 9:00am CST
      • School of Nursing
    • 1:00pm CST
      • College of Arts and Sciences
      • School of Health Professions
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
    • 9:00am CST
      • College of Education and Psychology
      • College of Engineering
    • 1:00pm CST
      • Soules College of Business
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If you have questions regarding Commencement, please contact  

Current students looking for graduation and diploma information may visit the Graduation page.

*Due to fire code regulations, tickets for the Commencement Ceremony are limited as it will be held indoors. Each individual attending the event, regardless of age, including infants, newborns, and children, must possess a ticket.