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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Commencement


Congratulations 2015 Graduates!

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General Information for December 2015 Graduation:

Sign Up for Commencement:  All eligible grads will receive an email the week of October 12th with the link to register for commencement.  

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Time: 11:00AM 

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

Line Up: 10:45 a.m.

Anticipated Number of Students Participating in Commencement: 250

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.  Each grad is guaranteed 4 tickets.  If extra seats are available after registration closes, you will be sent instructions on how to request them.  You may not request extra seats ahead of time, no matter how large your family is!! 


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

  • 150th - May 9, 2015
  • 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


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