Commencement: Frequently Asked Questions

I’m graduating with honors. Am I eligible to participate in the Honors College Ceremony?

Students earning an Honors Certificate or University Honors, as awarded through the Honors College, will be invited to participate in the Honors College Ceremony. Students earning departmental or Latin honors will be recognized for their achievements at the ceremonies held by their academic units. You can learn more about these distinctions from the Honors College.

 

I am graduating this term and need to order announcements for my graduation. How do I do that?

Graduates may order standard or customized announcements online for their graduation ceremony from C.B. Announcements or by phone at 800-433-0296.

 

I do not have any Academic Regalia. Where do I go to obtain it?

The Mizzou Store can assist you with obtaining your academic regalia.  Visit them in the Student Center on the corner of Hitt and Rollins Streets or call 573-882-7611.

 

Where should my guests park for my ceremony?

Hearnes Center

Free parking is available in the Hearnes Center parking lot.   A majority of the parking is east of the Hearnes Center.  The recommended entrance is from Stadium Boulevard to Champions Drive.  There is also parking available on the west side of the Hearnes Center and at Memorial Stadium using the Mick Deaver entrance. More details are available on the Tickets & Venue Information page.

Mizzou Arena

Free parking is available in the Hearnes Center parking lots, and the lots to the south and east of Mizzou Arena.  From the south:  Providence Road to Mick Deaver Drive, left to Lot P (south of Mizzou Arena).  From the east:  Stadium Boulevard to Champions Drive.  From the north or west:  Providence Road to Mick Deaver Drive, left to Lot P (south of Mizzou Arena) or Stadium to Mick Deaver Drive, then east on Champions Drive.   The Stadium Boulevard/Champions Drive entrance one block east of Champions Drive is a good alternative.

More details are available on the Tickets & Venue Information page.

Visitors who encounter parking difficulties may call the MU Police Department at 882-7201.

 

What about accessibility access to and from the facilities for family and guests?

Hearnes Center
The east entrance is wheelchair accessible and most convenient for persons with disabilities to be dropped off and picked up.  The majority of handicapped designated parking spaces also are located on the east side, with a few spaces available on the west side.   Limited handicapped-designated seating is available.  The Hearnes Center elevator also is accessible from the east entrance.

Mizzou Arena
The north side of Mizzou Arena at the pullout on Champions Drive is wheelchair accessible and most convenient for persons with disabilities to be dropped off and picked up. There are handicapped designated parking spaces located in the parking lots. All of Lot I directly north of Mizzou Arena is reserved for handicapped parking. Mizzou Arena event staff will be available to direct you to the handicapped designated seating. The Mizzou Arena elevator to access the lower sections 106-104 and 106 is located on the southwest corner of the building.

 

Where can I rent a wheelchair for one of my guests?

Wheelchair rental is available from these local companies:

Numotion
numotion.com
573-443-2212

DW Auto
dwauto.com
573-449-3859

Kilgore’s Pharmacy
kilgoresrx.com
North Columbia
700 North Providence
573-442-0194
South Columbia
1608 Chapel Hill Road
573-447-4444

D&H Drugstore
dhdrugstore.com
East
1814 Paris Road
573-777-7373
West
1001 West Broadway
573-777-7333

 

What are the dates for future commencement ceremonies?

Dates for future semesters are posted on the Academic Calendar. Individual ceremonies are set approximately one year prior to commencement and will be announced on this site.

 

What about my Office 365 e-mail account? When will it expire?

For information about your email account, please contact Tech Support at 573-882-5000.