MAY 10, 2014, COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION
The Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held May 10, 2014
This 11:00 A.M. Commencement Ceremony will be held in Spratt Memorial Stadium.
Graduates should report to location TBD no later than 10:00 a.m.
Please check your Missouri Western email for important information.
Congratulations on nearing your
On May 10, 2014, degrees will be conferred on all students
who have completed graduation requirements in the spring of 2014 during
Missouri Western State University’s commencement ceremony.
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.
Caps & Gowns, Announcements and Rings
You do NOT order your own cap and gowns for commencement. 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. More info to come!
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 stadium.
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.
GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. You and your family members can register in advance on their web sit, www.gradimages.com, 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. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 800-261-2576 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commencement Ceremony will be held in the Spratt Memorial Stadium
There is limited seating for disabled and elderly family members. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as the ceremony begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.
More info coming soon!
A reception honoring all graduates will be held immediately following the ceremony in the parking lot area of the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex (GISC) for all graduates and their families. Faculty, Administrators, and Board members are also 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 6 business 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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