MAY 11 , 2013 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION
The May 11, 2013, Commencement Ceremonies
will be held at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
in the Looney Complex Arena/Fieldhouse.
Please check your Missouri Western email for important information.
Congratulations on nearing your
On May 11, 2013, in two separate ceremonies, degrees will be conferred on all students who have completed graduation requirements in the spring and summer of 2013 during Missouri Western State University’s commencement ceremonies.
Keep checking your
Missouri Western email for important information and updates.
Information will be emailed to graduates in April.
Call your records coordinator listed below to make changes to your address or
make your own changes online in your secure profile area.
If you have questions…
- Regarding regalia (cap and gown), call (816) 271-4234. Please note that undergraduates do not order their own cap and gown. These are pre-ordered for you and picked up at a later date at the bookstore. See below for more information.
- Regarding graduation eligibility, contact your graduate records
- Judy Chambers (816) 271-4589 (if your last name begins
with A – Gre)
- Rose Ann Pearl (816) 271-4230 (if your last name begins
with Gri – O)
- Karen Keller (816) 271-4231 (if your last name begins
with P – Z)
- Regarding graduation announcements, please contact the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at (816) 271-4457.
- If any physical accommodations are necessary for the graduating student, please contact Academic Affairs at (816) 271-4234.
For all MWSU Graduating Seniors - A day planned with your future in mind!
The Senior Fair will be held April 10, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Center. Come and pick up your cap and gown at the Senior Fair. You may also find out information about graduate programs, career development, networking, announcements and rings, interviews, and improving your resume! Come see how we can help you with your special day and your future!
Caps & Gowns
You do NOT order your own cap and gowns for commencement. They are pre-ordered for
you and may be picked up at the Senior Fair on April 10, (see above) or at the Barnes & Noble bookstore located in Blum Student Union April 11 to May 10, during the bookstores regular hours. To be assured of a proper fit, it would be advisable to pick up your graduation garb as early as possible. The only additional embellishment allowed on the gown is the gold MWSU Honors stole. The cap and gown are yours to keep.
Candidates for certificates and degrees must wear robes without added adornment such as markings on mortar boards, beads or flowers. If you wear additional adornment, it will be taken away before you enter the arena floor.
Degree candidates graduating with honors will wear honors stoles. These stoles will be distributed the hour prior to graduation in the small gym on the day of commencement. Honor graduates are identified in the commencement program. The students earning the honors stoles may keep them.
Caps, gowns and hoods for those receiving Masters degrees will be special ordered. You will be contacted regarding sizes and you will be notified through your Missouri Western email account when the orders have arrived.
If you would like to order personalized announcements online, you can view the selection options and place your order on the following web site: www.herffjones.com/college. Graduation announcements may also be ordered at the Senior Fair or purchased at the Barnes & Noble bookstore located in Blum Student Union.
A Note from the Photography Company
GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. You and your family members can register in advance to have the proofs emailed to you at your personal email account. Click on the pre-registration tab and enter the school name (Missouri Western State University) then enter your email information.
Registering your graduate with GradImages provides the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.
Proofs will be sent to your home via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. Graduation Images can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or via email at www.gradimages.com.
The Commencement Ceremonies will be held in the Looney Complex Arena/Fieldhouse
There is limited seating for handicapped and elderly family members. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early.
11:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony
(Graduates should report to old gym no later than 10:00 a.m.)
The following majors will participate in the 11:00 ceremony:
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Social Work
Nursing/Physical Therapy Assistants
Masters in Nursing/Health Care Leadership
Masters of Applied Science - Engineering Technology, Human Factors
3:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony
(Graduates should report to old gym no later than 2:00 p.m.)
The following majors will participate in the 3:00 ceremony:
Communication Studies, Theatre and Cinema
Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
Economics, Political Science, Sociology
English, Foreign Languages, Journalism
Health, Physical Education, Recreation
History, Philosophy, Geography
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Masters of Applied Arts - Digital Media, Written Communication
Masters of Applied Science - Assessment, Chemistry, Information Tech Management
A reception honoring all graduates will be held immediately following each ceremony in the old gym of the Looney Complex. Parents, family, faculty, administrators, and Board members are invited.
Graduates will receive a diploma cover on the day of the ceremony with a congratulatory note from President Robert Vartabedian. The Registrar’s Office will mail your diploma approximately 4-6 weeks after your graduation term to the address listed on your graduation application. Please be sure your mailing address is updated.
Please note that official transcripts with graduation information and the MWSU diploma will not be released if any financial obligation exists with the University.
Missouri Western’s Alumni Association
Congratulations and welcome to the
Missouri Western Alumni Association! As a graduate of Missouri Western, you join an organization of more than 21,000 people from all 50 states. As a member of the Alumni Association, you will receive Western magazine twice a year, access to the Griffon Alumni Online Community, and opportunities to gather and connect with fellow alumni. For more information on what the Alumni Association has to offer you as a graduate, go to www.missouriwestern.edu/alumni or www.griffonalumni.org.
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