"At Mansfield University, we develop leaders. We accomplish this by focusing on the four core values that have been our tradition since 1912: Character, Scholarship, Culture, and Service."
Fall Commencement (December)
The Fall ceremony is held in Decker Gym. All guests are required to have a ticket. Seating is based on a first-come first-serve basis. Commencement begins at 11am; Doors open at 9am.
Spring Commencement (May)
The Spring ceremony is held outdoors in the Van Norman Stadium. Guests do not need tickets. Seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Gates open at 8:30 a.m.
If forecasted weather conditions warrant a change of plans for an outdoor Commencement event, the President will make the announcement on Wednesday, May 6th to move the ceremony indoors to Decker Gym. Information will be posted on the Commencement website. If the ceremony is moved to Decker Gym, each graduate is limited to 4 guest tickets. Requests for extra tickets cannot be honored due to limited seating.