Winter 2022 Commencement
Saturday, Dec. 17

11 a.m.

M.O. Looney Complex Arena



Ceremony Details

Saturday, December 17, 2022
4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO
M.O. Looney Complex Arena

Tickets are not required for this event. There are no limitations or restrictions on the number of guests who may attend.

To accommodate guests who are unable to attend, Missouri Western State University will offer a live online stream of the Commencement ceremony. Archived videos of the ceremony will be uploaded to Missouri Western’s YouTube Channel.

commencement podium
graduate waving

photo and video services


Graduates will have two photos taken by professional photographers from GRADIMAGES; one as the graduate crosses the stage, and a second off the stage while holding their diploma cover. GRADIMAGES will then send proofs via a graduate’s university email. You can preregister early and save by clicking the image below.

A banner that says: Pre-register and receive 20% off your photos.

For further information, please contact GRADIMAGES at (850) 907-2740 or email.


We are making available a free, personalized video clip of your magic moment on stage which you can share with your friends, family and loved ones. Your clip will be ready to view a few hours after the ceremony. You will receive an email to your university account from StageClip Graduations with an individualized link to a video clip of you receiving your diploma.

Archived footage

Archived videos of the ceremony will be uploaded to Missouri Western’s YouTube Channel.

winter clocktower

inclement weather plan

In case of inclement weather Saturday, Dec. 17, Commencement will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18 in the Looney Complex Arena. If inclement weather prevents a Sunday ceremony, Commencement will be canceled.

Commencement Activities and Ceremonies


November 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Law Enforcement Academy Graduation

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Honors Program Ceremony

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

International and Multicultural Sash Ceremony

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

December 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Alumni Reception

December 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm