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Information for Parents and Guests

Dear Commencement Guest:

Spring/Summer 2021 commencement will be held on May 14 and May 15 as follows:

Friday, May 14 College of: Department of:
2 p.m.  Education, Health & Human Studies  Elementary, Early, & Special Education
    Leadership, Middle, & Secondary Education
    Psychology & Counseling
6 p.m. Arts & Media All departments
  Education, Health & Human Studies Child & Family Studies
    Communication Disorders
    Kinesiology, Nutrition, & Recreation
Saturday, May 15
10 a.m. Business & Computing All departments
2 p.m. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math All departments
6 p.m. Humanities & Social Sciences All departments
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Guest seating will be limited and each guest will be required to present a ticket to enter the Show Me Center.  Ticket information will be sent to the graduation candidate in early April.  If additional family members or friends wish to view commencement, a live webcast will be available.  The link will be on the main commencement page.

The Southeast campus is a tobacco-free facility. Guests are asked to respect our candidates for graduation as well as University rules. This includes refraining from the use of helium balloons, noise makers, silly string, or other projectile devices indoors; remaining in attendance through the entire ceremony; and allowing each student's name to be heard as he or she is crossing the stage. Parking for those with disabilities is provided on the north side of the Show-Me Center. Please utilize the front entrances on the north end of the building. An elevator is available just inside those entrances. Handicapped seating is available in the Show Me Center. Please call the main Show Me Center box office for information on handicapped seating availability.

Please show your respect for other guests and students by remaining through the entire commencement exercise. To maintain the dignity of the ceremony, we request that you remain in your seats during the ceremony. Monitors are available in the concourse area if you need to get out of your seat for any reason.  

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 573.651.2250.  We look forward to seeing you on commencement day.


Academic Hall 057
One University Plaza, MS 3760
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701