Spring 2023 Commencement
Saturday, May 6

1 p.m.

Saint Joseph Civic Arena

100 N. Fourth Street

Saint Joseph, MO 64501



Ceremony Details

Saturday, May 6, 2023
Saint Joseph Civic Arena
100 N. Fourth Street
Saint Joseph, MO 64501

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

To accommodate guests who are unable to attend, Missouri Western State University will post a recording to Missouri Western’s YouTube Channel after the ceremony.

commencement podium
graduate smiling and holding diploma cover while seated at commencement

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 days 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

Click this link to view the video of the Commencement ceremony on Missouri Western’s Youtube channel.