Event Details

When to Arrive

Doors will open one hour ahead of the ceremony. Commencement participants check-in will begin one hour prior to the ceremony. Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes ahead of the ceremony start time to check in and be pre-seated.

Honors Medallions

Graduates who have earned an honors medallion may pick it up at the Mizzou Store. Schools/colleges will notify those who are eligible.


General Information


Participating graduates must wear academic regalia (cap and gown), which can be ordered from The Mizzou Store.

Lost Items

If you lost an item in Mizzou Arena or Hearnes Center, check with the reception desk at the south entrance of Mizzou Arena.


Air horns and noisemakers are prohibited at all commencement ceremonies.


Colleges and schools do not have graduation rehearsals.

Summer Commencement

MU does not host a summer commencement ceremony. Students completing a degree in August, may be allowed to participate in May or December. Please contact your school or college to learn more about participation policies.