Winter 2023 Commencement
Saturday, December 16

11 a.m.

Looney Arena

Missouri Western State University



Ceremony Details

Saturday, December 16, 2023
Looney Arena
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507

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.

Spring Commencement
Student 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.

Commencement Activities and Ceremonies

Honors Program Medal Ceremony

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nurses Pinning Ceremony

December 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am