Event Details


Read on for important information about the commencement ceremonies taking place in April and May 2021.

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.


For details about tickets and ticket pick-up, visit the Tickets & Venue Information page.

Ceremony Details

Names will be called during the ceremony and graduates will walk across the floor.

Live streaming

Every ceremony will be live streamed for guests and family members who are not able to attend. Live stream links for the 2020 ceremonies can be found on the 2020 Graduates page. Links for 2021 ceremonies can be found with the schedule.

Honors Medallions

The Sinclair School of Nursing will hand out honors medallions during its ceremony on May 7.

Medallions will also be distributed during the Honors College ceremony on May 9.

For all other schools and colleges, honors medallions will be picked up at the Mizzou Store during ticket pick-up.

Graduates who are not participating in their commencement ceremony and have earned an honors medallion may pick them up after their ceremony. Nursing students may get theirs from the School of Nursing. Students who were eligible for an Honors Certificate or University Honors may pick theirs up from the Honors College. All others may pick up medallions until May 23 at the Mizzou Store. Starting May 25, students may come to the Office of the University Registrar, 125 Jesse Hall, during business hours. Bring your MU ID card or other photo identification along with your MU ID number for eligibility verification.


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.