Graduation Information

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General Information for December 2015 Graduation:

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Time: Ceremony begins at 11:00AM SHARP!  Doors open for guests at 9:30am.

Robing Time for Grads: 10 a.m. in DECKER, FIRST FLOOR

Line Up: 10:45 a.m.

Anticipated Number of Students Participating in Commencement: 123

Anticipated Number of Guests: 2500-3000

REHEARSAL: All grads are expected to attend rehearsal on Friday, December 11.  Rehearsal will be from 1:00pm - 2:00pm at Decker Gym. You do not need to bring your attire.  Students who have an exam scheduled during this time, are not required to attend.

Tickets:  Tickets are required to attend December commencement in Decker Gym.  Ticket allotment for each graduate has been upgraded to 7.  If you do not need 7 tickets, please do not claim them.  Unclaimed tickets will made available to grads after registration closes on a first-come first- serve basis.  Please do not call to request additional tickets as all tickets will be dispersed to students through the online registration system.

Graduation and Commencement: Not the same thing

Graduation refers to actually receiving a degree once a student has been certified by the University as having met all degree requirements. You must complete an Application for Graduation online via WebAdvisor no later than one year prior to the anticipated graduation. If you're not sure you completed an Application for Graduation you must contact the Registrar's Office at 570-662-4201.

Commencement is a ceremony. It is an opportunity for students, families, friends, and the MU community to celebrate their academic accomplishments. In order to participate in the ceremony, you have to sign up. If you don't sign up, you cannot walk.

Future Commencement Dates

151st - December 12, 2015
151st - May 7, 2016
152nd - December 10,2016
152nd - May 2017
153rd - December 2017
153rd - May 2018
154th - December 2018
154th - May 2019
155th - December 2019